Friday, July 27, 2012

Blah!

Have you ever went through one of those streaks where you felt...just...."blah"?

It's an odd stage of life right now for my wife and I and I think this had lead us both to this "blah" feeling. I've been inconsistent with blogging and running...and even more inconsistent when it comes to eating right.

This has been the pattern of my life since I finished my first half-marathon in April. I could tell I had put on a couple of pounds, but didn't think it was too much. I stepped on the scale and it said 192.5...I had put on nearly 10-15 pounds.

I worked so hard to get below 200 and seeing my weight being close to it makes me want to be sick. It makes me feel like an idiot for being careless.

I don't want this to turn into a pity party or a groaning session, but I just need to process it all.

I feel like the past few months I've tried to be someone that I'm not. I've tried pretending that I'm some fitness guru that has it all together, but I don't. I'm just an ordinary guy that between work and my family I struggle to find time to run. It's not because I'm a busy person or because I have a ton on my plate; it's because I don't make it a priority.

My friend Allison has been hosting a 30 day #fitstreak challenge. The goal is to do at least 20 minutes of exercise every day for 30 days. I can be honest and say that this is the first time I've been consistent with working out in months.

I think too often I look at running and think.."By the time I get dressed, run, cool down, shower and get dressed..it's going to be like an hour or more."

This challenge has helped me realize that I don't have to workout for an hour or that I don't have to run every day...but that doing SOMETHING is always better than doing nothing.

So I've been mixing in walking, running and doing a couple of different games on the Wii for my workouts. I need to get back into the mindset where running/fitness is fun and not something that stresses me out.

Have you ever found yourself in a funk?

So for the next few months....whenever I run I am going to just run. I'm not going for speed or distance...I'm just going to run for time. I'm turning off my pace alerts, distance alerts and even my autoposts to Twitter for when I start/finish a run.

My goal is to get back to the point I was a year or so ago. Where running wasn't a chore. Where running was something that I woke up excited to go do.

My goal is to connect more with my followers on Twitter & the readers of my blog. To truly connect with them. and form friendships. To encourage and motivate them through the ups and downs of running and life in general.

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2 comments:

  1. I have definitely felt that way! But then I always think about how awesome and accomplished I feel after a work out! It works most of the time but, sometimes it doesn't & maybe your body needed the break! You will get back to it! You just need to find that mo-jo again, lol! :)

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  2. I totally know what you mean about being in a funk. I've been there far too many times. That's actually how Fit Streak came about! I'm glad you've been participating, and enjoying some of your workouts.

    I also know what you mean about running becoming a chore. I burn out way too easily. You'll get back to that point, friend. Looking forward to "connecting" with you via social media, for sure! You have already been a great friend and encouragement to me!

    Keep up the good work, my friend! And thanks for your openness.

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