20 days and counting until the Gate River Run! I’ve been super inconsistent with training.
Partly Mostly due to excuses – bad excuses like it’s too dark, it’s too cold, it’s too early, I’m too tired, I just want to relax, I don’t want to shower- again… you name it, I’ve used it. With 20 days left, I really can’t procrastinate any longer. I must start. Now.
Confession: I probably can run 9.3 without too much trouble. I’ve been doing cycle classes 2-3 times per week and other cross training activities. I will randomly run 5 or 6 miles on the treadmill if I can just get going. The problem is, I’m not consistent. I
want need to be able to complete 9.3 miles and feel great the rest of the day. I’ve done the River Run twice now and both times I completed the race, I felt so sick the rest of the day. This year WILL be different. The farthest I’ve run recently (ok, over Thanksgiving) was 8 miles. I want to complete the Gate River Run feeling like I’ve given my all and beat my prior year times. I’ve never beaten 1:30 but this year, my goal is to average at least 9 minute miles. This would put me at 1:24.
So the question is, how and I going to achieve my 2 goals of 1) 9 minute miles and 2) feeling great the rest of the day? Answer- Consistent training!
To get me moving, I’ve also found some GREAT motivational quotes on Pinterest (where else?!).
And then there are a few quotes that can make me laugh every time I read them. I laughed at this one because it is SO TRUE!
Today I’ve realized I’m in crunch time, so I made a crunchy dessert! Makes sense right!? This is a little twist to rice crispy treats. I call it Cocoa Crispy Peanut Butter Treats. In a large microwave safe bowl, melt 3 tbsp butter and 10 ounces/1 package marshmallows for 2 minutes, stirring after 1 minute. Add 1/2 cup peanut butter and melt for 15 seconds. Fold in 5 cups cocoa crisp cereal. Pour into a container and eat! Super easy and delicious snack. Be careful not to overcook the marshmallows.
Are you currently training for any runs or other races?