Missing Workouts

I use to get really mad, angry, crazy, and so on when I missed a workout. Yes, I still get bummed and a little anxious, but it isn’t as bad anymore when I miss a workout. …I think.

I am a creature of routine and I love it. I love working out in the morning because I feel great the rest of the day. I just cant workout after school; I have no motivation (especially during the winter). After being in my classroom for 9-10 hours I just want to come home and relax.

I normally go to bed around 8-8:30 but that has not been happening this week. We move to our new house this weekend so we have been packing like crazy all week and I have been up until 10 each night, so getting up at 4:30 am has not been happening.

I have been a bit anxious/stressed about missing my workouts, but I know that this week is going to be over soon and next week I will be in a new house, and can get back to my routine.

I’ve also decided that packing and moving boxes up and down stairs is kind of a workout…

Anyways, the point is that missing a few workouts is not the end of the world (even if it feels like it at the time!).

If anything, it makes me even more excited to get back to the gym Monday.

I won’t be running this weekend because it is going to be insanely cold outside, and we will be too busy moving furniture and my treadmill!

My kitchen is currently a disaster of boxes.

mess 3

mess 2

We have packed all of our kitchen stuff, so we have been trying to eat whatever is in the fridge and freeze. Last night we actually went to Pita Pit for a change to spend some gift cards.

I got a black bean pita loaded with veggies, and I got everything grilled. It was amazing.

black bean pita

One I get back into my normal routine next week I will work on more running posts. I probably won’t post again until next week, so I apologize in advance. My family will be here helping us move this weekend so my free time will be spent with them.

So have a great Wednesday and rest of the week!

4 thoughts on “Missing Workouts

  1. Everytime I have to miss a workout (which isn’t often because I have the same mindset that you have), my favorite phrase to remember is “You make plans. Then, life happens”. That is exactly what is going on with you! Enjoy your new home that’s really exciting! I’m glad you and your fam are doing well!

  2. I’ve been dealing with this the last few weeks… I’m training for a half marathon in early April, and so far the farthest I’ve run has been 6 miles… and it wasn’t pretty. I try to follow your half marathon training plan, but a few weeks ago I missed a whole week due to the flue/strep. The last two weeks I’ve kept missing days due to this, that, or the other. I’ve only been training 3-4 days a week and it’s really freaking me out. Now I’m in the middle of an ice storm with no treadmill and no gym membership. Do you have any advice or words of wisdom?

    • I am so sorry I am just now seeing this! I haven’t unpacked my laptop yet from moving. I definitely know how you feel. Something that may help your attitude- my last half was my best time, and I actually missed several runs.

      When is your half marathon? 3-4 days is not the best, but it certainly won’t ruin your training. Life happens and things get in the way of our running- especially when ice and snow hit!

      The main thing is to try to remain positive (it can be hard when missing workouts). You can also do core at home, which will really help your running. Also do some leg workouts (squats, lunges) and maybe some at home cardio workouts while you are unable to run outside. I have a workout posted that can be done at home and is intense.

      Once you get back out to run, focus on your long run, one day of speed work, and an easy jog.

      Let me know if I can give any more advice!

      Courtney

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