I’ve decided if we can have Christmas in July, then I can have New Year’s in July. It’s been a weird year and a half. I’ve written about dealing with my mom’s sickness and passing. I’ve written about cramming 6 marathons in 8 months. I’ve written about reinventing my running and making different goals. I’ve trained with out really following a plan, and with out tracking miles. I’ve teetered between burn out and lack of training. I’ve finally hit a place where I don’t like where I am. I’m running slow, I’ve gained weight, my nutrition is terrible, my IPA in take is too high, my sleep is not great. I guess I’ve hit my low point and I’m ready for a fresh start. I’ve started meditating at night to help me sleep and to help with anxiety I’ve been having. I took it easy this week, cleaned up my nutrition a bit – but still hit up some breweries and ate some crap… but next week is a fresh start and so here we are at Dill’s New Year’s in July!
Sunday : Missoula marathon. Ran over 4 hours again. It was hot, the sun was intense and I was struggling by mile 4. Gutted it out, state #30 complete.
Monday: White water rafting in Montana and self guided brewery tour
Tuesday: Travel day
Wednesday: Itching to get started on my better life style, but still needing some time off from running, I hit the pool again for the fist time. Swam a mile and it was tough, but felt good. I will definately start incorporating swimming back into my routine
Thursday night: weight workout at home… little bit of everything
Friday: easy 5 miles on treadmill. Amazing billy Joel concert that night
Saturday: slept in, went blue berry picking, ate Mexican and ice cream… could have been worse
Sunday: Met a friend for 6 easy miles, family bike ride to a local festival and a visit to edgewater beach.
The plan for new week is to swim, do some yoga, take some classes at the gym, a little bit of easy running, and trying not to eat out too much. The focus is getting back to basics and making the small changes that can make the biggest impacts. Happy Running New Year!