“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.