Getting Back On Track

This post will be short, sweet & to the point.

It’s no secret that I’ve been in a major slump the last couple of weeks, both training & diet wise… leading me to not want to blog as much either. Total lack of energy and motivation left me feeling pretty bad about myself. I knew what I needed to be doing but I just wasn’t doing it. Why? I’m not exactly sure. Looking back, I probably could have sucked it up to get my runs in but I just didn’t want to. Call it what you want… lazy, burnt out? I don’t know. I do know that I’m happy to say I’m slowly but surely getting back on track. get back on track

Chicago is only 7 weeks out now. Can you believe that? 7 weeks! I’m 100% freaking out because I’m nowhere near where I need to be. I’ve re-evaluated my goals again -> I just want to finish, whatever the time may be. I need to let go and be at peace with this decision because I know it’s the right one, but I’m still (really) disappointed in myself. Oh well. My main focus now is on Philly, with Chicago being a (really) long, slow training run.recommit to goals

With that said, I’m probably going to cut back on my blog posts for the next few weeks so I can focus my attention on continuing getting back on track and on other areas of my life. My goal when I first started blogging (I have to laugh at this phrase because in reality it was only 2 months ago) was to get a post out every day. I’m not going to be trying so hard to do this. If it happens, great! If not, I’m not worrying about it. There’s a lot on my plate right now. Between marathon training, starting BBG again, work heading into our busy season, co-chairing the United Way campaign, figuring out my diet & what works best for me, side projects that have been lacking my full attention so they aren’t getting done, and so many other things… it’s just too much! I’m not complaining at all though! I love my life! I’m just letting you know why you may not see as frequent of posts in the coming weeks. I’m thinking that after I run Chicago things will be a bit better & I’ll be back at it!

PS -> I made a Facebook page for The Freckled Runer… like it if you want to 🙂
https://www.facebook.com/thefreckledrunner?pnref=story

14 Comments Add yours

  1. Don’t panic!!! I know I said that before, but you WILL get back on track! Sometimes the body and the mind just needs a little hiatus and needs to chill out. You got this, sister!

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    1. I’m trying! I’m just really nervous for the race because I KNOW i’m not in marathon shape by any means

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      1. Marathon shape is 90% mental!!! You can do it, you just have to tell yourself you can do it!

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      2. Thank you, I needed that!

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  2. Maggie says:

    right there with you! Every Sunday night I look at BBG and tell myself it’s okay 28 minutes long. I have yet to complete day 1. 😳

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  3. Don’t worry, you can do it! Maybe you needed a little break from things both physically and mentally. If you refocus you can accomplish your goals. Keep us posted when you can.

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  4. The Dude Run Run says:

    I think changing your goal to just finishing is a good move. This way if you do better than expected it is a welcome reward if not you still ran and completed a freaking marathon! Thats Awesome on so many darn levels. As for the blogging you are probably like most of runners who blog and have a million side projects. We get so darn excited and ambitious and then life and other exciting things happen. Don’t feel bad about posting do it when you feel like it. Sometimes a reprieve or break is good food for the mind and body. I will gladly follow your FB page and feel free to follow mine! I look forward to your posts no matter when they happen to come.

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    1. Thank you 🙂 I know I need to just be okay with it and get over the disappointment!

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  5. The Dude Run Run says:

    Oh my FB Page is here lol. https://www.facebook.com/TheDudeRunRun

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  6. I really want to eat Paleo, but I go to Chipotle every Friday with my friends and I like to get sour cream and cheese on my burrito and I know that s not Paleo. Want to get back on track with your writing schedule?

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    1. When I was trying to go vegan I was having a hard time giving up the cheese & sour cream at chipotle too! I know I will get back on track. I think that since I was in a rut I felt like I didn’t have that much too say and it was all the same thing over and over again.

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