Last week was sort of a tough one. Not mentally tough or physically tough, but just tough sticking to my schedule. Like most of you, I am a creature of habit. I actually get a little annoyed when I have to adjust my schedule.
Let's start with Monday. Monday is always my gym day but I had parent teacher conferences at school so I had to stay late. I didn't get to go to the gym.
Tuesday I did get to go to the gym.
Wednesday I got done with work at 12:30. I thought I could get in a nice long gym work out (since it would be closed Thursday and Friday) but of course plans have changed. We decided we would get a head start on our holiday traveling, so we left town as soon as I got home from work.
Thursday morning I did get a short run in with my nephew. It was only a little over a mile, but hey it was something.
Friday it was gorgeous out! I decided that it was a perfect 60 degree day to do my long run. Why should I have to wait till Saturday, right?
EXCEPT, I got roped into putting the christmas lights up. By the time we got done, I knew I didn't have 2 more hours of daylight left to do the long run. I guess I'll do it Saturday.
Saturday came and it was rainy. I said I would go when it cleared up. It never really did but it got to the point where it stopped raining but was gloomy. I had a baby shower to go to later and again didn't think I'd have enough time to do the run and come back and get ready.
Sunday was the day I was going to run for sure. But then I was really lacking motivation and quite honestly I was afraid to go take a long run after only having worked out once that week. I had some encouraging words from a runner friend about just getting out there and doing it! I didn't listen though. My fear got the best of me. I stayed in and did some online shopping!
Okay, now Monday was starting a new week. I was gonna kick last week to the curb and start fresh.
I got up early and had a great LONG workout at the gym. I then met my sister and did 4.5 miles through town while working on our #runchat scavenger hunt. I had a blast. Our run was so much fun and it really felt good to get out there!
As much as I hate to deviate from my planned runs/ workout routines, I know that I can pick up and start over because Monday is always a new week. I just don't want to make a habit of it. I'd like to blame it on the wonky holiday week when no one is sticking to their usual schedule (even the gym), but I don't know if that is entirely true. I just hope I can maintain some sort of regular schedule during Christmas break. How does your work out schedule change during the holidays? Or doesn't it?