Posted by: pursuingsub17 | June 20, 2009

Must stay focused on my own training


What a week. It’s been hard keeping up with this with work being so busy. Isn’t that terrible? I blog at work. I do other things I’m not supposed to as well but I get my work done fast and accurately and end up with a lot of time on my hands. Honestly, my boss would be better off having me on contract. It would be cheaper.

I had a good talk with Marc about his lack of training. He said right now building his business is more important. He’ll make it through the Ironman race, barely, but building his clientelle so he has work over the winter is more important. That’s fair. I just told him I didn’t know what I’m supposed to say in terms of supporting him. Quit bugging him is probably the best thing. But the main thing is to focus on my own training. As Marc would say, “run your own race – who cares about everyone else.” Time to practice that with my own training.

Truthfully, I have been training – more so for the marathon in August – but I’ve been squishing everything in on the weekends. I am tired after work – but I could still work out. If I went to bed early, I could get up and go for a run at 5:30am. I actually work out better in the mornings on the days I do get out of bed. And I guess I’m setting a bad example for Marc in terms of motivation. Talk about calling the kettle black. If he saw me out every morning on a run or strength training and saw me putting the time in after work like I’m supposed to, maybe he would think he better do something too. But if he doesn’t, fine. He wants to make a lot of money this year and he has the potential. He’s a great carpenter with a very creative side so he can do wonders. That’s something he likes right now.

So this is my last weekend of cramming everything into the weekend. I did speedwork Thursday morning, a bike and run on Friday, and I swam today. Tomorrow is a 27K run (around there – supposed to do 17 miles) with my old running group. I’ve said I’m a loner when it comes to working out but I need a change of scenery. I’m getting bored with the trails around home.

Starting next week, I am going to spread out my workouts so I’m not so wiped out by Monday. I have to be disciplined. I can’t sit on the couch watching re-runs of House just because I don’t want to go to bed. I can’t rush home to mix myself a drink and make some gourmet dinner. I can do that on occasion but not every day of the week.

That’s my goal for the next three months – at least until race season is over. Wish me luck 🙂

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