No more excuses, it’s time to get back at it. This past year has been filled with so much uncertainty that it’s uncomfortable. For someone who likes to plan things out, it’s been a challenge making plans, or should I say not making plans. Last year I only did three races – one was a week long run through Costa Rica in January (really not a race); the other was a half marathon pushing a wheelchair athlete in March (also not really a race because goodness that was hard!); and lastly a 5k in December (finally, a race). I had two triathlons that I had paid for but were postponed until 2021. And so now it begins. No more excuses. Time to get off my butt and start back into my regular workout routine, no more of these leisurely short runs. Things are more open, people are more accepting, not everyone is scared. And I’m ready to start training … or at the very least, by putting this out there maybe it will motivate me to train more.
In February I got back in the pool and started swimming again. I signed up a team for Ragnar Trail Relay in April. And I upped my long runs to 8 miles as I prep for a half marathon in June. Working out has always been a huge part of my life, yet 2020 was such a down year in so many ways. So, with all these goals ahead of me, I’m hoping (or thinking) it will motivate me to get back in shape, or at least better shape than I’m in now.
First up is Ragnar Trail Relay in April, and I’m so excited about it. There will be 8 of us on a team running non-stop through trails, 125+ miles. And yes, that means through the night. In the dark. In the woods. I must be crazy! But hey, that’s why we have flashlights…right? And a tent to camp in, if we can sleep at all. But maybe this is what I really need to get me excited about racing and getting in shape again. I know some say I’m crazy, but this is just what I need to get me back out the door again.
After that, it’s a triathlon in June, a half marathon in June, and another triathlon in August. Who knows what other races there will be on my calendar this year? And hopefully all these races will go on as planned. I continue to get adjusted and massaged on a regular basis, as that helps keep my body going and keeps me healthy. In addition to eating well, I take a lot of supplements. I do my best to get 8 hours of sleep every night. And I pray that I continue to stay healthy and injury free so I can get back to racing, something I love so much. Those are five key aspects to health that we all need to focus on – exercise, adjustments, sleep, nutrition & prayer – don’t go without them.
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