Licorice’s Training Log 11.25.12

You would think that with an extended holiday weekend, I would have gotten a ton of running done. Or, at the very least, that I would have actually stuck to my current “training plan” of 3-4 runs each week. That’s certainly what I thought going into it.

56/365 morning run
There needs to be more of this… (Photo credit: kharied)

Sadly, you would be very, very wrong. Instead, I enjoyed my mini-vacation to the max, sleeping in and loafing about like a lazy bum. Clearly, I am very much in a place of “do as I say, not as I do” when it comes to my coaching clients. I’m struggling for inspiration and motivation and I know it. I stopped in a local running shop yesterday for Small Business Saturday and picked up several race flyers. My plan is to post those around my bedroom: next to my calendar, my bed… maybe even on top of my alarm clock. Hopefully it’ll jump start my motivation.

… and less of this (Photo credit: Brother O’Mara)

For what it’s worth, here’s what I did this week:

Monday: 0

Tuesday: 0

Wednesday: 2.4 miles – this was a great run. A fantastic run. A run that would motivate any sane person to do more of it.

Thursday: 0 miles – 1 turkey with stuffing, 2 pies, and a batch of rolls. (Produced, not eaten. At least, not eaten without significant help.)

Friday: 0 – this was the laziest day I’ve had in quite some time. On one hand, I sort of wished I’d gotten out for a short run like I’d planned. On the other, I regret NOTHING.

Saturday: 0 – volunteered at a local 5k/kid’s marathon. 2500 kids running 1.2 miles as fast as they could. I could seriously take a lesson from them.

Total for the week: 2.4 miles

If I don’t beat that next week, you all have permission to come to my house and bodily drag me from my bed. Seriously.

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In a previous life, I worked on computers and spent all day sitting. Thanks to running, I've rebooted my career and am now a running and triathlon coach and soon-to-be physical therapist. I've also got the mind and spirit of an elite trapped in the body of a back-of-the-packer.

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