I have lost all motivation to get out of bed and run.
I thought signing up for a 20K in February would be the perfect solution. I’d have no choice but to train since that is over 12 freaking miles long. False, I’m still full of bs excuses and now I’m worried that I’m not training
enough at all. Awesome.
The good news? I’ve definitely been cross training. I started The New Rules of Lifting for Women about a month ago and it’s been a great workout. It’s shorter than what I was doing, so I’ve also started using a stationary bike for 20 minutes when I’m done (that’s the longest I can go without risking an epic baby meltdown). I do that every Monday and Wednesday (or Wednesday and Friday). I meant to lift three times a week, but something always comes up on Monday or Friday (doctor’s appointments, sick baby, sick me, etc).
When it comes to running though, I am full of excuses. For example:
1. It’s too cold. I’d warm up once I started. Also, I own a metric crap ton of warm running stuff.
2. I’m too tired. I’m always tired. It’s called “my thyroid has left the building and I have an infant.” Running will at least give me some adrenaline to function on the rest of the day.
3. I don’t have time. That is occasionally legit, but running 15 minutes late to start work (from the comfort of my own computer) won’t really matter in the course of my day.
4. I don’t have English muffins thawed. Seriously? Eat a bowl of oatmeal and STFU. Whiner.
5. I have this creaky feeling in my *insert body part*. I’m in my late 20s and overweight. And had a baby. Of course everything hurts. Now stop being a little bitch.
With that, I will be following the Hal Higdon Novice 1 half schedule. I am going to take the option of cross training on Wednesdays (or do that run on Sundays) due to time/schedule concerns. And I’m not dragging my butt out of bed to run at 5 AM in the pitch black more than twice a week. Until my thyroid levels are normal, that’s just all I can manage.
I’m hoping I’ll get the go ahead to use the jogging stroller for actual jogging next week. I’m sort of nervous about it, but I love the idea of running when the sun is actually up.
So, I’m going to bed. I have to be up by 5 and the kid is asleep. No more screwing around, I will get up and run 3 miles in the morning. LEROY JENKINS!