So there were quite a few of you who were all about the unpacking and grocery shopping immediately to ensure normalcy will once again be restored after a holiday weekend.
I’m a little different. Yes, the grocery shopping happened, but I absolutely HATE unpacking. So much so that I’ve resorted to pulling a trick my mom used to use to make sure my brother and I were keeping our rooms somewhat clean.
Putting away 10 things every day until it’s done.
If I weren’t such an overpacker, it’d surely be done by now.
I have high hopes I’ll be done unpacking by the time I need to pack again to fly to DC in a few weeks. Such a vicious cycle.
Now that things have started to slow down again and I’m looking for ways to procrastinate more unpacking, I can start focusing once again on getting back into some sort of routine with my exercise.
However, since I tend to get distracted easily (ooohhh… what’s that? Soooo shiny…), it helps to have something in the future to work towards.
But, because I often get stressed out by training for long distances, I’ve settled on a few 5k’s. Not that another longer race won’t happen later this year (New Years Resolutions are still in the back of my head), but for the time being, shorter is better.
I feel this is the only context you’ll ever hear me say that.
Anyhoo… both races are in June and if you happen to be in the Chicago area, definitely check them out (just click on the logo)!
Which means there are approximately 2 months to get into super speedy shape. Or whatever “super speedy” is for me.
During half marathon training, the “success” of the run was more about getting the distance in and less about how well the run actually went. Quantity vs. Quality. Runs were almost always completed. But some were just plain UGLY.
Now, I’m going to start keeping my eye on the pace of shorter runs.
Work it harder. Make it better. Do it faster. Basically, just listen to what Kanye tells me to do.
This probably means more interval workouts. And, for goodness sake, getting more strength workouts involved.
I always say that about strength training. But this time I mean it.
No really… I do…