“How you do one thing is how you do everything.” One of my yoga teachers used to remind me of this when I was going through training. It’s been repeating in my mind lately, and I know it’s because I haven’t been focusing on my health and fitness goals. Do I want to be someone who puts minimal effort into her training, or do I seriously want to commit to my goals? My mileage hasn’t been what it used to be, especially compared with last January and February, when I was running 80 to 90 miles a month in preparation for the Kentucky Derby marathon. Because I don’t need to start marathon training until May or so, I haven’t felt the need to ramp up my mileage yet. However, I finally start half-marathon training this week, so it’s time to focus. I want to PR in my next half. I had to say it out loud to realize if that’s what I really want, I need to train to the best of my ability. I feel like I’ve reached the point where I have done distances I never thought I’d reach, yet my time hasn’t really improved. So what am I going to do about it? Make a plan! I signed up for group training for my half. I made it a goal to go to more studio yoga classes. I am committing to going to at least two Orangetheory classes per week. What are you doing to reach your goals?
Last week’s recap (Feb. 15-21):
Monday: No workout other than walking around New Orleans.
What are you training for? What motivates you? Let me know in the comments!
Marette Flora is the founder of Floradise blog and personalized gift shop. Marette is a passionate storyteller and creator. She attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University and obtained a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication.
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