- Monday - 2.47 mi around Souderton, 26:10
- Tuesday - 2 mi hike with Puddin
- Sunday - 9 holes of golf
- Total Mileage = 2.47 mi
- Monday - 4.53 mi with Dave, 47:32
- Tuesday - BTN arms
- Wednesday - BTN abs
- Total Mileage = 4.52 mi
- Monday - 3.88 mi with Dave, 41:35
- Tuesday - BTN arms
- Thursday - 5.00 mi solo run, 47:31 (9:30 ave pace!)
- Total Mileage = 8.88 mi
What can I say, my training has been lackluster, as is my blogging schedule. I don't know why I'm finding it so hard to commit to my runs. When I trained for my half, it wasn't even a question of whether I'd fit my runs in or not. So what's different this time around?
The time of year - I am significantly more busy in the fall than I am in the spring, especially this year with both of the weddings. I have cheerleading twice a week, and honestly it's really hard to want to run out the door as soon as I get to my parents' house to squeeze in a run before I scarf down dinner and run off to practice. Not only does it make me feel like a rushed, crazy person, but I have to fight the desire to spend that hour and a half catching up with my family.
Knowing I have it in me - When I started training for the half, I was convinced that I had lost my mind. 13.1 miles seemed impossible and I really couldn't believe that I was going to do all those long runs to prepare. This time around, I have way more confidence. I know I can run 6.2 miles. Sure I'm not at the same level I was in May, but even if I have to take some quick walking breaks, I know I can complete my goal.
Maybe I need to set my goal higher. Could I push myself and set a time goal to beat? Sure. But right now I'm simply trying to find a balance. Between nurturing my relationships, coaching cheerleading, preparing healthy meals, trying to stay on top of my ever growing pile of laundry, and everything else in my life, sometimes running once a week is plenty.
On a side note, let's take a moment to celebrate my brother, Thomas Nowak, Souderton High School's 2012 Homecoming King!
How do you balance everything you have going on?