I’m only a week into my training for the Run to Remember Half Marathon, and I’m already struggling to fit in my runs. I know I should just go to CrossFit less, but I like it too much! It’s so fun! I realize I probably need to cut back on CrossFit at least until after the race, so I’m thinking about changing my membership to two or three times a week (instead of unlimited). I’m kind of bummed I can’t CrossFit as much as I’d like, but I really want to PR at the Run to Remember, and I know I need to stick to my training plan if I want to make it happen.
Since I’m really trying to stick with my plan, I tried to motivate myself by writing it down on a piece of paper and hanging it up on the bulletin board right next to my computer where I will see it everyday as a reminder to get my run on!
I also started checking off the runs that I’ve completed as a visual reminder of what I’ve accomplished to keep the ball rolling with my training. Maybe some colorful smiley stickers would be fun on there too?
Speaking of training plans, here’s how my current one fits into this week’s workouts!
- Sunday: Off
- Monday: CrossFit
- Tuesday: 35 min tempo
- Wednesday: 3 miles
- Thursday: Off
- Friday: CrossFit
- Saturday: CrossFit
This morning’s breakfast was two waffles with peanut butter spread on top and a glass of iced coffee with almond milk. Sadly, we were out of bananas this morning.
Lunch was a tad on the boring side today, but only because I hadn’t gone grocery shopping for the week yet. There were slim pickings in our kitchen!
I started lunch with an English muffin pizza.
And finish with a piece of toast with peanut butter and butterscotch chips on top.
I should probably eat something colorful today. Maybe some fruit or veggies? I need to get on that ASAP.
Question of the Day
When it comes to training plans, are you strict or flexible? How do you motivate yourself to stick with it?