“From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.” – Franz Kafka
Goals are imperative. To get anywhere, to do anything.
Goals are imperative to being Happy.
The 90-DC was a goal. The Goal being, to sign up for the Challenge on January 1, 2012, and stick with it, committing to a healthier and fitter me through to the end date, March 31, 2012. Interesting how since completing this goal I’ve slipped into Slacker Mode. Not full-on the gloves have come off Slacker Mode. But more like, a well rationalized here and there bits and pieces Slacker Mode. Eating habits good but not great, still working out but lazily. Not paying as much attention to form, not really pushing. Just getting by. Not showing up for a single training session since joining the ACF Endurance Team. I’ve just gone plain lazy, taking a couple weeks off. And my pants reflect it. I’m still down to my skinnier-jeans, but they’re not feeling as good as they did, say, two weeks ago.
Sometimes taking a break can be good. Good to refocus. It’s been good for me. If only because I’ve known that another Goal, another deadline, looms. My first ever Half Marathon, on October 7, 2012. Which is now FULL!
Let’s get this straight; I hate to run. There is no love there between running and I. We simply agree to disagree. Which is part of the reason why it must be done. The only way Out is Thru.
Alas, it’s time to get serious again.
In reading various articles on running, it seems a 12 week training program for a half marathon is the accepted norm. Provided you can currently run a 5K. Also, a gentelman by the name of Hal Higon is an exaulted training guru. It was only a year ago that running a 5K seemed like the absolute impossible. I’m now currently running a 10:20 minute mile for a 5K. It’s amazing how far you can go when you decide to.
If I stick to the idea of a 12 week training program then my official training start date would not be until mid-July. But, that’s too far away. I’m ready to get started now. To get serious again with my diet, and with my lovely CF. As it also just hit me that I’m only a tiny bumper clad smidgeon away from being able to start hitting WOD’s at the Ladies RX weight. Like, are you kidding? Notice the confusion as I look around the triple-wide and ask, Are you talking to me?
So, it is becoming very apparent, that I am the only one standing in my own way, from achieving a new level of fitness never known before. It is indeed within very close reach. And it feels absolutely incredible.
And as if it couldn’t get any better, there’s an app for that.
Maybe the temporary time-out was essential in understanding what Really Good feels like.