Best of Me

Hi and HAPPY Thursday! The past two weeks have been so busy with work, yet I feel like time is barely moving.  While my workouts the past few weeks have been less than stellar, this week’s workouts haven’t been good at all.  I let the stress of work get the best of me and opted to skip one too many workouts.  I tried to justify skipping both Tuesday and Wednesday because I walked five miles each day just by walking to and from meetings. Today, I opted for a 30 minute walk instead of running or a spin class because I didn’t sleep well last night.  I nearly talked myself out of walking, but after 30 minutes in the fresh air, I feel so much better. It’s amazing what a little fresh air can do!

What now? I won’t dwell on what I didn’t do this past week.  Instead, I’ll focus on the next week of training. Luckily, this week is a cut back week for my long run and I only have to run 10.  Only.  The Falmouth Road Race is Sunday, so I’ll have to add three miles to the end of the race to get 10. I am going to do my best to take my training one week at a time and not get down on myself if I don’t hit every workout as planned. I know this may seem like nonchalant approach, but I don’t think stressing myself out over my training is a good idea. Work is only going to get more hectic as my project progresses, so I think a week at a time approach is best right now.


Any advice on how to balance a hectic work schedule with marathon training?

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