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?