It’s December

I’ve been in December denial, as much as I prepared myself for the hustle and bustle of the season, I wasn’t/ am still not ready for it to be December, or for the year to be coming to a close, for that matter.  However, it is not up to me, and the days will keep flying by even though I try to fight it off. 

I finally am recovered from my under prepared half-marathon and am getting back into the swing of running, and fitness.  I am still debating running a Santa Run this weekend, we will see what happens. But I’ve hit the ground running, literally, and am setting a goal for the month!

I am going to share something that is somewhat embarrassing for the runner inside my, BUT, as means of accountability, I will tell you.  I have only run ONE 100+mile month this year, marathon training and all, one month, I know it should be more, especially if I want to hit my big time goals.  But I just didn’t do it. I didn’t prioritize my time, to get the miles in, and push the training.  I have relied on my “natural ability” for quite sometime, and I know what I am capable of with minimal effort.  But in order to hit my BHAGs I need step it up, put the effort, the training, the hard work and dedication.  To stop being fearful, of the what ifs, but to step out in faith, and trust.

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Complacency ends HERE.

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So for the month of December, I am going to focus on this.  As well as stretching! Ugh, we all say it, we all know, but how many of us actually do it?! This is a big change I need to/ am going to make.  Run, Stretch, Hydrate, Repeat. I did a 5km run on Saturday, and I was focused on speed, hit a mile stone, 22min! Came home, and DID NOT STRETCH. I am telling you, I am paying for it in a bad way right now.

How are you planning on ending the year? Any big goals you wish you did, but just didn’t prioritize? It’s not to late to start!!

 

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