Real Talk

TGIF … seriously.  It seems like count down mode never ends—first keeping track of how many days until Thanksgiving, and now crossing off box after box in my planner until Christmas.

On that note, you know I’m all about keeping it real over here.  Sure, this post has no definitive common theme, but in the words of Hollie, it’s real talk time.

Yet again, my workout motivation has vanished.  I blame being home for Thanksgiving and playing catch-up this week.

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And spending too much time with Zelda who naps while I plank.  What a load!

Also, maybe the fact that my season officially starts in one month (yes, exactly one month) can be credited with some of this motivation zapping?  After all, if I’m going to skip workouts, then I may as well do it now—because it definitely won’t fly in 30 days.

as has my endurance.  So I attempted two speed workouts this week—and bombed both of them.  Darn you, offseason.  No, you can’t maintain peak fitness year-round, but I don’t feel good about where my run stands as of right now.  Not to mention my first race of the season is exactly four months away.

But I get to be a “real girl” for another month.  Holiday parties and team gatherings comprise my social calendar for the next few weeks, and you better believe I’ll YOLO now because January 6 looms overhead.

Why couldn’t I go to The Running Event (TRE)?  Every year in Austin, runnerds from across the country gather at this conference/trade show to geek out and talk about the industry for a few days.  Our higher ups attended.  I’ll get there one day.  Gives me something to shoot for, right?

My coworkers are the best.  With the pre- and post-marathon booms behind us, traffic at the store has slowed, which is normal for this time of year (until the holiday shopping starts, of course).  Since we’re not cranking out shoe fits constantly, there’s time to complete several projects that get ignored during the busier months—and opportunities to talk and get to know each other better.  Without getting too sappy, I feel blessed and grateful to be surrounded by these folks; they truly care, they truly “get it,” and they’re so much fun to be around.

On that note, I’m off to work—have a great weekend!

8 responses to “Real Talk

  1. YAY real talk! Why can’t we just keep peak fitness all year round?

    Oh wait then we are injury prone. UGH. Anyways when we are both running consistently I’m coming up to NY so we can run together. 🙂

    • That’s what I’ve been reminding myself this week–in order to have a solid season, you need time to recover before you can build up your base. I’m so in for running, “brunching” (for us), and coffee drinking. 🙂

  2. My motivation has waxed and waned since my marathon, but the past three weeks have been pretty rough. Between work being crazy, the holiday, and being sick, I haven’t gotten in the quality workouts I’d like. But at least the off season provides us with a time where that can happen without us freaking out about how it’ll affect our races!

  3. I went on my first “run for fun” post marathon today…and it was pretty rough! Winter was always a fave at the tri store, maybe not for our numbers but we always had a blast!

    • Yep, you know how it can be–it’s been tough in terms of goals, but we’ve been having a blast on the floor. The change in atmosphere has been nice, but it would obviously be great if traffic picked up a bit. 🙂

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