I had lofty visions of starting the new year fresh with all sorts of training and healthy living. Instead I went out and ate and drank even more and then got sucked into the vortex of moving and day by day, my workouts got skipped. So this weekend I vowed to do at least one workout today before focusing on my move.
Unfortunately I didn't sleep well last night so I got off to a later start than planned. But before the excuses kicked in I went running. Friends told me to leave the Garmin at home and just run for fun. Go slow and easy. The thought of that gave me anxiety. I've become obsessed with pace, splits and the precise distance I've traveled. When you're really training those things are important, but I'm not really training just yet. I'm just trying to re-acclimate my body and mind to daily training and find the motivation that's been elusive for the past month. So I decided to wear my Garmin for timekeeping only and not check it obsessively (not that I EVER do that).
I chose a route I had previously mapped and had no idea of my pace. I just ran however it felt comfortable. I didn't take my iPod either. I have a lot on my mind these days so the quiet time was wonderful. The run felt really good considering it's been over a week since my last attempt and most importantly, it was fun. It was my first tiny step toward getting back on track.
I spent the rest of my day - until almost 10 p.m. - painting the new apartment. I was on the move nonstop and sadly didn't even finish a room. If only all that effort counted as training.
Distance - 4.8 miles