Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Let's Talk Training...Fighting the Funk
I was out on a run the other morning and drafting this post in my head. I think that it is safe to say this summer has been a struggle for me in regards to my mental and physical game. Yes I have been doing a lot of sweating and logging a respectful amount of miles, but my head and my heart are no where to be found and it is showing.
My weight has been creeping up ever since I broke my toe in June and it has been SO HARD coming back mentally after 4 weeks side-lined. I find myself cutting runs short...talking myself out of walking...negotiating to get more sleep. If this was happening and my weight wasn't at the level it is, I would say perhaps I need a break since this sounds a lot like overtraining....but I had 4 WEEKS OFF!!! I am not in the place to just stop training!
I did the Shred Bootcamp with Amanda Tress...loved it as always...but my weight did not budge! I did lose inches but not enough to make up the difference. I am clearly at a place where I am needing to get serious about a few goals and get to reaching them!
Otherwise the summer has been awesome!!! I have cherished my time with these little ladies...
and get chocked up just thinking about the summer coming to an end! If I could just go ahead and freeze time with them I'd be golden!
So goal time....My main goal is to get back to a weight that I feel comfortable at. Now I don't even tell my husband how much I weigh so I am not putting it here! My goal is to lose 15lbs by October 10th. I will check in each week to let you know/keep myself accountable.
My second goal is to bump up my mileage with 25-30 miles working my way back to double digit long runs.
Finally I made some great gains in strength thanks to Amanda's programs so I want to keep 3 days a week of weight training.
There it is....bouncing back after a summer that physically was not super (otherwise it was AWESOME!). How do you get your groove back after you find yourself in a funk?