Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Training Tuesday

Training for:

Weekly Recap
Tues: 1 mile
Wed: cross train
Thurs: cross train
Fri: rest
Sat: (out of town)
Sun: (out of town)
Mon: cross train

My motivation to run has faded. And it's my own fault. Last week or so I went for a run right before sunset. It was beautiful, only like 85 degrees and there wasn't any sun beating down on me. For the first time since I moved here, I was able to run and just enjoy it. I was able to run at the speed I used to, and boy did it feel good! But since then, I just get discouraged at the thought of running during the day. I know I could always go in the evening or early in the morning, but spending time with the hubs or sleep always seems to win out.

On the upside, I discovered a new fitness app that I've been using to cross train. It's called FitStar and it's got a ton of great 20-30 min workouts ranging from Boot Camp styles to more relaxing morning wake ups. I try to do one a day or two if I don't run.

Saw this on a giant Jenga piece when we went out.
This weekend we also took a quick (like 30 hrs) trip back home to CA to celebrate the marriage of one of my childhood friends. It was great to see people I haven't seen in a long time. It's probably just me, but I've known these friends since birth. Crazy that we've gone from the playground to weddings! *sniff*

Best Friends since birth!
My goal this week is to just get out there and run. Bite the bullet and get over my dread of running in the heat. I know it has to be done, especially if I want to have any hope of finishing the WDW Marathon!

Do you ever get discouraged about running? How did you overcome it?


  1. Wow, looks like it was a beautiful wedding!! Those mountains are gorgeous!

    Running in Texas is definitely not easy during the summers and waking up early to do them can be hard. I hope you can find that motivation in you!! You've got this!

    1. It was a gorgeous venue. Not quite as nice as your wedding, though they are honeymooning in Hawaii. ;)

  2. It's tough sometimes - hopefully you'll find your motivation again soon! I find when I don't want to run that I bribe myself - if I do all my miles this week, I can buy X or treat myself to Y. It works for me!

    1. That's a good idea! I just better not reward myself with food. Lol. :)

  3. I didn't realize you were doing the Avengers race right after Wine n Dine! You're gonna have a busy month! Beautiful pic of you and your bestie!

    1. Part of me is really excited, but another part of me is saying "what the heck were you thinking?!" Fingers crossed that I make it through!