Hello to all my readers out there, so sorry that I haven't posted in AGES! I have been so busy lately with working overtime, visiting my brother in Arizona, watching the blackhawks dominate in the playoffs, job searching and of course fitting in time to train for my marathon and triathlons.
Working overtime has been brutal, I now start work at 6:30am and work until 6:30 or 7:00pm, plus sunday hours, which makes for a long day and even longer weeks, but the money is good, so no major complaints! It has helped me to be able to buy my sweet new road bike and helmet of course and my new running shoes! While I am so much more drained by the end of the work day, I am trying to get creative on how to fit in my workouts. I'm sure many of you are in similar situations, which is why training programs designate saturday or sundays for long runs/workouts. So don't give up if you are having a hard time finding the time!
You get out of training exactly what you put in to it, so even if you can only squeeze in a 5mile run at 4am (seems to be my new schedule... well atleast i'm trying to!) you will be in better shape and reap many more rewards by pushing yourself.
Here are some tips:
1. Write it down!
-You are more likely to workout and train if you have it written down on your calendar. Mentally you see it and know that it is scheduled into your day and that you MUST make time for it!
2. Fit in what you can!
-Its great to want to go for a long run, swim or ride but if you don't have the time, it is much better to fit in what you have time for! A 30 minute workout is better than none at all.
3. The SNOOZE button!
-I have never been a supporter of the snooze button and I typically try to get out of bed the moment my alarm goes off, usually it isn't a problem but trying to get up and run at 4am is really testing me! A friend suggested that I set my alarm for 15 mins earlier than when I actually want to be out of the house. So I did and it works! Hit the snooze button for 5 minutes and then you are ready to go!
4. Fruits and Veggies!
-Eat lots of them, they will help with energy and keep you going throughout the day! Try it!
Lesson: Go with the Nike saying and "Just do it!" Don't let time be an obstacle!
Rocking out to: I can't be tamed by Miley Cyrus