Myself and running have a love / hate relationship. Ok ok I hate it and it hates me. It probably hates me so much because I keep abandoning it. I go out again and my love returns!! So why o why don’t I just keep going!! In steps my great intentions. I come back after my first run, all pumped, that was great I feel so much better now, Il go again tomorrow. Tomorrow comes. Aw is that rain? yes of course its rain…You live in Ireland what did you expect. Il just wait till it passes.. sits down with a cup of tea (and most likely a biscuit). It stops raining, but I cant run straight after drinking tea….Il wait a wee while…Three weeks later, I think ill start running again
and so on and so forth…..
Running for me has always been a bit of an on/off. I know from experience that what I’m missing is consistency. I have only recently started returning back to fitness after having a baby. She is 18 months old now but I just wasn’t getting into routine with work and working opposite shifts to my husband. I go for walks very regularly but it just doesn’t give that same satisfaction you get after a run or an exercise class.
But this time I know what is needed and have gotten my head back into the game. It involved a lot of the logistics of how I was going to squeeze in some sort of training into a busy house. For somebody that used to do so much exercise I feel like a bit of a newbie again! I have recently gotten gym membership to help give me that kick start.
So my plan is to get in exercise where ever I can and make it a habit once again. I now know that it will mean exercising on the days that I work. It is difficult as I work 12.5 hour days, but I will try my best. Marathon training just might not be on the cards just yet!!
Is anybody else like this? Any other ideas on how to get around it without always asking favours (they are needed for filling in a few hours during working days and special occasions!!)???
Call back to see the progress or the lack of progress I make in attempting to finally keep on track 🙂