Monday, July 19, 2010

Couch to 5k challenge - the restart

I bet you thought that given the ups and downs and ups of baby goat's health and my job situations that I've forgotten all about the Couch to 5k challenge that I am embarking on.  Hardly, although I have very little to show for it.  I did make it out to run once last week and was back at week 1.  This week I am really truly on vacation.  There is no work and my "job" right now is to prepare for my new job. 

To me this means getting into a workout habit in the next two weeks and finally giving the goat-cave a deep scrub and organization.  It also means seeing some friends and finding time for my shoulders to remember what being south of my ears feels like.  So the Couch to 5k is back on task and so is an effort to curb my crazy stress eating which has been full of sugar, fat and more sugar.

Tomorrow I'm going to try to run in the am after baby goat heads to daycare and before I get going on my cleaning items and errands for the day.  I know that I am behind and it may be impossible for me to complete the program before my 5k but I am going to push forward.  I will run (and walk if necessary) this 5k in September (Sept 18th - don't forget to sign up yourselves) one way or another.

Thanks for sticking with me.  I feel like everything has been Drama, Drama, Drama lately and I am looking forward to getting a groove back.

If you feel like sharing - what is one thing that helps you start again and recommit when you've gotten off track.


Emma said...

One of the best tricks is to avoid saying (or thinking) things like "I'm going to try to go running at (such and such time)." You'll be more successful if you can channel Yoda here: There is no try.

Casey said...

You can do it! I'm looking forward to reading about your progress.

Anti-Supermom said...

Yea, Liz - it sounds like things are getting back on track for you; your job, Baby Goat, your health goals...

Keep it up, the race will be a blast - walk or run!

Sharon said...

Have you read the Brigade classic "I Dare You" by William Danforth? If not, go do it. You can read it in a couple hours if you're a slow reader. Or just read the first part, where he talks about the power of daring. 1) That book always motivates me to get off my butt and do whatever it is I need to be doing (running, writing my sermon, etc.) 2) He talks about how important it is to just start. Don't make a plan to do it in a week, or when life gets easier, just suck it up and start.

I also try to remember that even though you have a goal in September (and goals are good), what you're really aiming for is life-long change. Which means lots of ups and downs, gearing up and falling down. When stuff gets off track, look at it as a blip in the road, not the end of the road. You can do it!