Sunday, July 24, 2011

Getting Back on Track

Where did this summer go?  I started out by thinking that I had all the time in the world.  Now I am back to work AND school starts for my kiddos in less than two weeks.  I'm not sure who thought that school should start on August 4th, but I would like to find them and make them sit in my car... in Tucson... at 3pm... the hour before a building monsoon thunderstorm peeters out... and let them think about it.  That is how miserable it is starting school so early in August is.  I think this person must live in Alaska or something.

I digress.

Needless to say, I didn't get in all the running I thought I was going to do this summer.  Neither did the Daily Mile or RunKeeper.... during my vacationing absence, they both sent me emails about how much they missed me and to make sure I came back to visit so that they could help motivate me! 

Time to recommit.  I have the meal plan made for the week... and attached to that is the exercise/run plan for the week.  If they are both in writing there (hopefully) won't be so many days that I am not sure what I should be doing (besides running around in circles!). 

And if I needed more motivation, it comes in the form of another virtual race - with prizes!  This is a virtual half marathon.  No, you don't have to run the whole distance at once.  Though I probably should.  Sign up and get your 13.1 miles in before August 15th and not only do you get the satisfaction of feeling great, but you get entered to win a bunch of cool stuff.  One of these days I will win something.  I just know I will!

Go sign up!  And good luck!


  1. totally feel you on the early start to school. my son starts on the 9th and I am back to work on the 17th. summer has gone by way too fast! I am running the HTH, too!

  2. We start in September but we don't get out until late June.....right around August 1st I start to get a pit in my stomach! Summer always go by way too fast!!!

  3. AUGUST 4th? What, did they get out in April? That is totally nuts. Until I read your post, I was wondering where our summer went. Thanks for reminding me that we still have August. School starts the day after Labor Day...

  4. seriously this summer is going wayyyy fast, I can't keep up with the days!

  5. I've been running HTH too. I've been fitness challenge obsessed this summer which has worked out great for my marathon training.

    A weekly meal plan and workout schedule in writing is a must for staying on trace. I've been doing both for so long it's habit.

  6. Thanks for finding my blog from Jill's blog hop. I look forward to reading yours. That sounds like a good virtual race. I'm hosting one around that time, too. Come join in the fun - two entries for the price of the same miles :-)