You guys, I start my new job tomorrow and I’m nervous as all heck. No really. I’m sure I’ll do fine but the anticipation is killing me. I’ve worked at my former job now for almost 4 years, fresh out of law school and I’m not the biggest fan of change, even when the change is wanted and needed. One of the reasons I’m so nervous is because I feel like I’ll fall of of my rhythm. The training rhythm.
For the last four years I had a groove, I knew when I could leave work early and hit the gym, how much time I had after work for workouts, how my weekends were structured etc. Now Im entering into a heavy civil litigation environment and I need to set some goals so that even when work becomes a little too much, I’m still motivated to get it done … especially with running.
For some time now I haven’t run as much as I would like, and the excuse is always that I’m too busy. Yoga I can do at home late at night, before bed or early in the morning (really the only “exercise” I’d ever do in the morning – not a morning exercise person). But for my running (which don’t get it twisted, I still love to do), excuses run rampant and I always forget this:
So today I will set some goals/advice for myself for running specifically:
1. Run at least three times per week
2. Run outdoors once a week if possible (if not possible do not beat up yourself)
3. Do a yoga for runners video once a week – Tracy recommended on a while back and I really need to get on my game and do it!!
4. Remember the feeling of a good run – and then go run.
5. Don’t give up even when work gets tough and rough and days are long
I’m actually going to write these things down and try to stick to them and I’ll update you guys on my progress next month!!! I find that motivating myself sometimes takes work as I can settle into a rut pretty easily, but I have made some great strides this year and I don’t want that to stop because of a change. A wanted change. So here’s to changes and continued progress in fitness!
** PS. Im behind on my blog reading but those who have known me long enough will know that I will catch up. I always do 😉