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Monday, December 13, 2010

The Road to Disney: Potholes. Under Construction. Deconstructing Christie.

roadtodisney_edited-5(To the tune of Poison's "Every Rose has its Thorns"): Sing it with me:

"Ev-RY ROOOOOOAAD has its bumps."

I'm currently on an early intervention. The marathon road is paved with potholes that I'm trying to avoid but unfortunately have not been entirely successful.

So now I'm intervening on myself. Because (as I established in my intervention post yesterday) I can only count on myself to intervene for me and stop the madness.

This week as I write, I am fluffier.

I have eaten like it is my JOB.

I only have several weeks to be marathon-ready and I have skipped a few runs this past week and a half, starting with the passing of my grandmother and continuing on a week after that as I bustle from birthday to holiday party to home in a bustling-non-running-non-gym-going way.



It's almost as hard as the marathon itself is going to be!

Except that the marathon is going to get done and the training seems to have other plans.

The thing about marathon training is that it's not just about training for a long run. It's about committing to the training for a long run. It's about having "marathon commitment." Not just "sprint-length commitment." We're talking total commitment. 26.2 miles worth of commitment.

And just like in the marathon where you might bonk at mile 18, there is quite possibly a bonk during training and I don't mean a training run itself but I mean the actual training itself.

Well people, I have bonked.

Because I have the ability to recognize the bonk and refuse to allow it to consume me, I'm back on track this week.

I have to be. I MUST BE.

I am desperately trying to make a U-Turn from the fluff and if you need an intervention too, please INTERVENE! Before it is too late! Even if it's not a marathon you're training for but life you're getting through, DO IT NOW!

Repeat after me: "I am a good person making poor choices." And then stop feeling guilty about it, just get "all-business" on yourself and do it. Step by step.

My steps toward intervention are as follows:

Step one: NO FAST FOOD. This is my second week of no fast food. No fast food. No fast food.
Step two: Activity every day. I have a note and on it is written three things that no matter what, I must do and CHECK OFF:
  • 50 crunches
  • 1:30 of planks
  • 3 sets of 30 squats
Step three: Get my long run in this week. I am running a Jingle Bell 10k on Saturday but we are running 13 miles before the 10k starts because it is TRAINING RUN DAY! And training runs don't go away on race days. So it might be the slowest 10k race on record for me, heck, I might come in last or have to drag myself across the line, but gosh darnit it'll be another long run on the books for the marathon and I NEED THAT! NOW!

Step four: Drink my bigass water every day. Also on the list to check off.
Step five: Write in my workouts. I have my workouts written out for the week which includes a personal training strength training session. Triathlon off-season focus: strength training.

Are you having to have a HOLIDAY INTERVENTION?

Do it with me, say it out loud: INTERVENTION!!!!!!!

You can do it. WE can do it. Right? OK.





Brooke said...

I am a good person making poor choices.

Okay that feels better. Although my weekend choices were quite good. (besides the pre-run broccoli...not sure what i was thinking there)

I made up a bunch of taco meat last night hopefully that'll help with the "WTH do i eat for lunch?" problem.

We're doing this girl! I never doubt you, can't say the same for myself though. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE I'm doing 20 this weekend (my one and only time) and then...


AnnG said...

Ok...I am a good person making some TERRIBLE choices!!
It doesn't really makes sense but that's what I have been doing the past couple of weeks, BUT today is a new day!

I did my C25K training run...I have eaten GOOD for me food and I've had almost 2 liters of water today (so far!).
Next up...get in some more exercise and eat a nice healthy dinner that I COOK!!

Sounds like a lot of us are in the same place of needing an extra push to keep us going in the right direction!! WE CAN DO IT!!

Roo said...

You CAN do it. You WILL. I have complete faith in you.

Anonymous said...

It seems to be going around, my friend! I don't know what it is about this time of year, but it just makes me want to huddle under a blanket and hide until May.

I have every confidence that you are going to rock your marathon.

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