Thursday, April 15, 2010

a little off course

I've been a bad, little marathon trainee.  My marathon is 29 days away, and I am totally falling off the wagon.  I was being so good about eating healthy, getting enough water, and making my training runs.  But the last couple of weeks I have really started slacking.  An example of this; I was supposed to run 9 miles yesterday morning, but didn't because I spent Tuesday night sipping on margaritas with my girlfriends.  Not very good, Evie..not very good.

I think there is a direct correlation with the fact that the weather is getting warmer. I mean, really, let me ask you which you would rather do when the sun is shining and the temps are in the 70's and climbing...go running, or invite your besties over for some flank steaks and cocktails? That's what I thought.  Me, too.

I'm going to have to really buckle down and get focused again, though.  I am getting behind in my mileage. In fact, I had to skip class today to get my 9 miles in.  Tomorrow is supposed to be my "off" day, but instead I have to run 5 miles.  Saturday is 14, and Sunday I will need to log at least 3, just to get caught up.  I'm going to be one tired little lady!  I am also feeling like it's getting harder to make my times.  I know some of this is because I am running so much and am tired, but I also think some of it is because I am not eating and drinking what I should be.  

What do you do to get yourself back on track?  


  1. Do I ever hear you. I am struggling so bad being home at my parents house. Basically their house is built of cookies, cakes, cupcakes, and candy. I am not doing so good and have already gained weight. Last night I had a complete breakdown. I really need self control. Good luck on your run!


  2. Wanting to eat flank steak and sip drinks is what makes me get out and run. :D I'm a total runner, so not running makes me a little cranky. However there are definitely times when I don't want to do it. Right now we're in a bit of a cold spell after having some really nice weather. I hate going back to cold and that makes me not want to run in the mornings. Brrr!