June 8, 2013
I can see it’s going to be a constant fight for motivation this season. I think I’m winning so far, but it’s a long 114 days until the Berlin Marathon (not that I’m counting…). I hope I can keep my motivation up that long. At the same time, it’s ONLY 114 days until the Berlin Marathon and I have a lot of training to accomplish in that rather short amount of time!
On my drive home on Tuesday, I saw someone carrying two or three pizza boxes. And immediately I wanted to taste pizza. The gooey cheese… the greasy crust. The warm, oily taste. Makes me salivate just thinking about it.
You might also notice that I’m posting A LOT more than I used to. Since I retired from being an instructor, I find I have a lot more time on my hands. I still have an inane desire to write on and on about running topics, so I’m glad that you readers humour me!
As for actual progress, I don’t really see any yet. My weight and body fat % on the scale haven’t changed yet. I know I may have to wait a few weeks to see results, but I’d like some assurance that I’m on the right track.
Things I’m continuing from previous weeks:
- Getting good sleep (goal 9 hours per night)
- Eating lots of vegetables and generally watching food intake
- Home strength and stretching routine
Things I added this week:
That’s like 12 kilmoeters of just fitness walking! I’m pretty happy with that. I’m still having trouble getting up early enough to walk to work with time to spare, but I’ll work on that.
Things to add next week:
- Get up early and do home strength and streching routine before work each morning
- Register for marathon clinic
Things to add in upcoming weeks:
- Early morning runs
Update: I had the Deep!Deep! Pizza last night. It was great. Not quite Chicago deep dish but still quite tasty. Now I fee guilty. Back to workouts!