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fit it in…regardless of how much time you have…

One thing you must remember when you’re working to get better and working toward building up your mileage is to fit that workout in, no matter how much time you have. If you only have 20 minutes to workout, use it. No, it might not be ideal if you really wanted to get an hour workout in that day…but that doesn’t mean you should skip. You’ll feel worse about yourself if you skip a workout all together, rather than having to cut it short due to a time crunch. It’s not the end of the world if you had more pressing things to take care of all day…just don’t make a habit of shortening those workouts.

Today’s workout for me was a quick warmup on the elliptical, followed by a run on the treadmill. It did clear up out here and it is starting to look like SoCal again…sun shining, crisp ocean air (at least where I am)…so I’m looking forward to getting a few good outdoor runs in this week!

Hope everyone’s weekend is going well…and for my fellow warriors, keep it up!

I leave you with this short post, as I must be on my way…it’s time to head for dinner followed by Pee Wee Herman Live!

Success.

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saturday workout

As I ease into this whole idea of training and getting a workout in 6 days of the week each week, I feel as though the flow of my days will most certainly change. Today, though, had no flow whatsoever…and it felt great!

I fell asleep on the couch last night, after a very long day of multiple small talk conversations, meeting some awesome people, and giving away free stuff. I woke up early on (TV and lamp were still on) and thought about getting up and starting my day but I was still tired so I just rolled over, grabbed a second blanket and went back to sleep. I lounged around and slept nearly all day…and it felt pretty nice.

Finally after lounging around, eating, catching a little TV, and not doing much of anything, I headed down to the cardio center and got in a good workout. I put in a solid 15-minute run on the treadmill and put in a 15-minute workout on the elliptical. Cooled down with walking a few minutes on the treadmill…and that was it for the day.

Remember, I am giving myself 10 months to train…and with the plan I will be using, the hardcore training begins 16 weeks in advance of race day. This is great because I am able to ease back into running, learning how to fit a solid workout in everyday, and different eating habits.

So far, so good. Oh, and today marks exactly 10 months until race day!

Today…success.

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