I haven’t run much in two weeks 😳 went to FL, got out of routine, don’t feel like it 😬 But I’ve enjoyed some gym workouts almost daily. I told myself I’m still doing something.
I’ve been reading the book Atomic Habits on and off for a month. Yesterday, the author James Clear said, “If I miss one day, I try to get back into it as quickly as possible...The first mistake is never the one that ruins you. It is the spiral of repeated mistakes that follows. Missing one is an accident. Missing twice is the start of a new habit...Too often, we fall into an all-or-nothing cycle with our habits. The problem is not slipping up; the problem is thinking that if you can’t do something perfectly, then you shouldn’t do it at all...Simply doing something—ten squats, five sprints, a push-up, anything really—is huge. Don’t put up a zero. Don’t let losses eat into your compounding.” So no, I am not putting up zeros in my fitness, but I am putting up zeros in my race training. I need to make my running habit more fun to get the habit kicked back into gear, so that means I am going to get on the treadmill tonight, turn on the television and play some music just putting one foot in front of the other. The more nights I do this, the more training runs I complete, the more my work will compound to get me to my race day.
I’m thankful that Monday, Wednesday, and Friday I have momma friends who show up and keep our gym workouts alive!! Jen and Abbi took on an 18 minute AMRAP challenge totally 180 wall balls, 3 minutes of kettlebell swings, 3 minutes of dumbbell punches, and 3 minutes of treadmill running. Broken up, it is a fun cardio challenge keeping you body moving. 🥵 We brought it today!