Sunday, June 10, 2012

Never say quit!!!

Ok - so I've been having a bad couple of weeks.  That's ok.  I'm entitled - right?!  Today I printed out the training schedule for a 10k and I stuck it on the fridge.  I tried to start this program a few weeks ago but I never even started really.  I really thought about why that was and I honestly think I never really started because the program starts out with weight training and not a run!  Stupid - but for some reason it just made me not want to start.  To remedy that situation I went on a pre training schedule run!  I did 2.5 hilly miles and it was hard but now I feel GREAT!  Tomorrow is a weight training day and technically day one of my training program!  HA I'm proud of myself for figuring that out!

I have never really run in the morning before - I really enjoyed it!  I don't know if my husband did though - HAHA!  My kids can be a handful in the morning!

Well, I'm off to have some breakfast and get ready for another garage sale - cross your fingers - extra money would be very helpful right now!!!

Oh and later I'm going to be searching for my first 10 for sometimes in mid October!!  AAHHH I'm so excited about this new prospect!  I'm pretty sure it will only work to my advantage to focus on the 10k rather than losing weight.  I guess with running I can SEE my improvements and the products of my hard work.  With weightloss - not so much.  One minute I feel like I look great and then the next I feel like I look just as bad as I always did.  Is it just me - or does this happen to anyone else?   Anyway - refocusing on running should help cure me of this bad cycle I've fallen into!

I hope everyone has a WONDERFUL day!! -Monica


  1. Never say QUIT! I've had a rough couple of months but I am NOT quitting! Great job getting back into things and starting a 10k training program! I crave strength training but just never seem to get one started.

    Keep on Keeping ON!

    1. Krista - I can appreciate that! The last few weeks have been rough here and I am determined not to let it slide into a whole month of being slack. I'm afraid I might not be able to pick myself up and dust myself off as easily. Know what I mean? Do you belong to a gym? I know we live near each other - if we go to the same gym, maybe we could do strength training together?? Could be fun?!

  2. I completely understand! One day I think I look skinny and fabulous and I feel skinny and fabulous and then the next day I feel bloated and fat and look in the mirror and see the same person from 4 months ago. I wish I could feel fabulous everyday without the label "skinny" or "fat." :-)

    You're such an inspiration to read. Thank you!

    1. Thanks Cathy!! I appreciate you saying that! I certainly don't FEEL like an inspiration lately! Have no fear - I'm jumping back in with both feet!!

      Isn't that a sucky way to feel? I hate that I do this to myself - but at least I'm not the only one who does it! Makes you wonder if there is some evolutionary purpose to it?! HAHAHA