That’s right, the running event that I supposedly train the entire year for, is in just 3 weeks. Shit.
Why is this a bad thing? Well, it’s the middle of Winter right now in Australia, and I’m kind of ashamed to admit this, but I’ve been slacking off. A lot.
About 3 months ago I managed to get my 12km time down to about 54 minutes, which was a full 2.5 minutes quicker than what I did the city to surf in last year. Awesome, I thought, at this rate I should be able to do this years city to surf in under 50 if I keep up my training.
And then winter came. I stopped running as often and my intensity dropped as well. I started slacking off in the gym because I’d be getting home when it was cold and dark and I just wanted to lay down on my bed and rest. My diet also took a hit and I even stopped tracking my calories in My Fitness Pal.
It seems like I’ve been doing exactly what I promised I never would, I’ve been slacking off hardcore and at this rate I’ll be lucky to do the city to surf in under an hour.
So why am I writing this super depressing post? I’m writing this to help keep myself accountable.
Starting today, I’m going to be getting straight back into it. The minute I post this, I’m going to tie on my running shoes and take off out the door. After my run is finished, I’m going to have a quick swim and walk home, and then I’m going to lift some weights. After that’s done, I’m going to cook up some chicken and rice and vegetables.
Just writing that last bit has got me all worked up, I feel like my mojo is coming back in full force and I’m ready to become the badass healthy fit machine that I was only a few months prior.
I’m also writing this to inspire YOU! At my current point I’m no more active than you are. My diet is a mess and I’m lazy as hell. All it takes to change is that FIRST action. That FIRST action you make quickly snowballs until you have a whole routine and habit set up.
I’m gonna end this here. I’m probably not even going to edit this because I really need to get out and go for my run. Forget the fancy pictures as well, aint got no time for that!
I’ll see you all out there, in the gym or on the road, changing our lives for the better one day at a time.