It’s ok to start over

Last week I announced on the blog that I’m trying to get back into running after a 9 month break of only strength training.

Well, let’s just say that I pretty much failed with sticking to my plan all week last week.

I skipped my stretch and strength training on the Monday and went for a super short run on the Tuesday (but still the furthest I’ve run for a very long time…).

Not going to lie, the run was pretty shit as I still seem to have the remains of a nasty chest cold lurking inside of me (this has been an ongoing thing since DECEMBER 2014!) so I had difficulties breathing and then the snot went into my throat causing me to almost vomit – just not a very pretty sight overall.

This shit run didn’t really boost my moral and I once again skipped my strength training on the Wednesday.

Then Thursday showed up with such horrendous weather that I decided it would be stupid of me to go running in the pouring rain when the chest stuff was still dragging me down.

So I went for a 3 mile run on the Friday instead and it was a struggle. Very heavy legs, heavy breathing and I just couldn’t get into it at all.

Then the weekend came and as you know, it didn’t really go as I had planned.
I have to be honest, looking at the picture above reminds me of being at uni and I am amazed how some people can eat that garbage on the regular.

Not one of my proudest moments, especially if you think about the fact that Im actually allergic to all of it!

So with the huge disappointment that was last week I decided it just start over, new week – fresh start and mindset.

Yes I totally fucked up last week and yes I was incredibly disappointed with myself, but it happens, I’m not perfect.

I can’t let one shit week or shit period in my life ruin my focus and put me off my overall goal.

Yes it’s frustrating that things are not going the way I want them to and it is demoralising to be struggling with things I once used to be good at, but that is no excuse to stick my head in the sand or deliberately sabotaging my own progress.

So here’s to a fresh start! It might not be a perfect one, but at least I’m trying.

  • Don’t worry about it, mine wasn’t great either. I’ve decided to just try and run regularly 2 to 3 times a week, short ones like 3ish miles (maybe 4 or 5 on the weekend) for another couple of weeks, just so that I get back into the routine of things. And then start a more structured training plan. Too much too soon will just be overwhelming I think! <3

    February 24, 2015

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