8 Weeks Out… I’m Still In But What Happened Was….

Just about a month ago I decided that I would recapture my love for running and sign up for my next race after the infamous Peachtree Road Race, and register for Black Girls Run/ Drive to End Hunger here in Atlanta on September 17th. (Click here to register.)

For about four weeks I was going strong.

Running. Lifting weights. Getting advice from veteran runners about how to decrease my time. Envisioning what my super cute outfit would look like on race day (excuse my vanity, please).

However this week has been a COMPLETE wash. No, really a wash. I went on a workcation (cross between a vacation and business trip) at Disneyland and well…the rest is history. Let me give you the classic, “what had happened was” excuses:

1. It was too hot.

2. Mickey Mouse keeps attacking me in the lobby of my hotel.

3.  My feet hurt.

4. I didn’t want to get sweaty.

5. Everytime I went to lace up my running shoes, the kids hid them.

I tried to be “good” and workout but I only got in a measly 1 day of weight training. Every morning I decided it was going to be time for me go out and get a run  I conveniently rolled back over and went to sleep.

Yes, I already know these excuses are a bunch of crap. I recognize, realize and have come to “grips” with that. However, I wanted to show all of my runners that you can have a crappy week but what matters is that you get your butt up and try again.  Yes, that means YOU.

I dedicated myself to running this race in 1:15 (max) and gosh darnit, I’m going to JUST DO IT. So here’s what you (and me) can do to keep ourselves accountable when all you want to do is lay on the couch and dream of yourself running:

1. Get an accountability partner STAT. Ever since joining the Black Girls Run! Atlanta’s page I have a lot of accountability partners who will let me carpool if necessary, will call me to make sure I’m up and do whatever else to keep me healthy.

2. Make a plan that gets you on the pavement at least 3 times a week. In order to get used to a 5k or even 10k it’s important to run–frequently. So pick three days where you can run, walk or crawl on the pavement. You will thank me race day.

3. Just do it. That’s right lace up your running shoes and put on foot in front of another and get out the door.

I’m back from vacation so watch out for me on the streets of ATL running to end hunger!

Image courtesy of Black Girls Run!

 

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Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed “runnergirl”. Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .

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About BossyGirl1980

Here I am 32 and accidentally a mother of three, naturalista, wife, business woman, budding socialite and self proclaimed "runnergirl". Follow me on my journey of living the fab life while trying to maintain my sanity. In 2010 I lost over 30 pounds by embracing exercise and running as a pastime. This is your place for everything it takes to be a BossyGirl .
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5 Responses to 8 Weeks Out… I’m Still In But What Happened Was….

  1. Kita says:

    Hit the streets hard and get back to it no more slacking I will give you a pass this time cause you are doing your thing. 2 more weeks and you launch

  2. Tamika says:

    This article is SO encouraging to me!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

  3. bklynactivemama says:

    Awesome, you are going to run an amazing race!
    My recent post Food Fail: Burger King, Please Take a Seat!

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