Three years ago I trained for and completed a marathon.
I could write a plan and stick to it.
Man-oh-man, that is no longer the case. It seems that I am rejecting schedules and plans in all facets of my life. From eating to exercise, from work to play- I prefer a "go with the flow" attitude lately.
This is not necessarily bad, but with a 40 mile bike ride next Saturday and two upcoming triathlons, I need to get with it.
I could blame it on this girl:
And I view other opportunities to work out as a nice break and some me-time, so it really has nothing to do with her at all. She is motivation if anything.
But I stare at that little schedule hanging on my wall above my computer and I just want to rebel. Today would/should be a 50 minute bike ride followed by a quick jog. Instead I think I will swim. Tomorrow is a an off day...but nah, maybe then I will take a class. I suck.
While following a plan is not easy for me right now, I have to say my activity levels have been admirable. I am not running half marathons and racing century rides these days. Nor am I pushing the pace with any of my sports, but I'm being consistent. And I'm having fun.
I enjoyed mountain biking with friends last week. Whew! Mountain biking is no joke. Slightly dangerous and a ton of work. Alex and I took Eleanor on several jogs last week, taking turns pushing the stroller. We even took turns playing with her in the pool while the other completed a quick swim in the lap pool one day.
Fitness is different these days and includes running around after a crawler and bicep curls with a 21 pounder (my baby). It includes family walks around the neighborhood and squeezing in a workout when it feels good, not necessarily because it is on the calendar or convenient. I feel good about my current workouts, but my question is: will this get me across the finish line in my upcoming races? With the first triathlon just 8 weeks away, maybe I need to stick to a better schedule?