Falling Behind

falling behind

Isn’t falling behind one of the worst feelings? Whether it’s school or work or fitness… the short-term act of avoiding responsibility feels so good and then time goes on and suddenly you’re hopelessly behind. That’s how it is for me, at least. Avoidance begets avoidance and productivity begets productivity (who uses the word begets anymore?). This month is an unfortunate case in point: it’s been 23 days since I last posted on here and 8 days since I last ran. That is the longest amount of time I’ve skipped running since I started this whole venture.

I’ve been beating myself over the head about it, yet nothing has changed. So I’m starting a crazy event to motivate myself: the Lazy Man Triathalon. Hosted at my YMCA, it’s an event in which you run 26.2, bike 112, and swim 2.4 miles. It’s called the Lazy Man because you can choose to complete it in 2 days, 3 days, 4-7 days, or two weeks. I don’t have a bike (and I don’t want to spend hours on the spin bikes- can you say painful???), so I’m just going to do the running and swimming I think. My goal is to complete it in two weeks.

Wish me luck! I figured that the best way to become motivated about exercise again is to give myself a goal, so why not make it a crazy one, right? As for the blog, a July/August running update is coming soon, as well as a scrapbooking post. Plus, Laura should be posting more about her adventures! If you’ve wondered why she’s been silent lately, it’s because she moved from Sandpoint, ID back to San Diego, CA with a vacation in between. She’s a busy woman!

I’ll be updating you on my progress with the Lazy Man, so keep checking back and feel free to (figuratively) hit me over the head with a 2×4 if I’m not on track! What challenges have you set for yourself lately, or have you fallen behind like me? Let me know in the comments!




One thought on “Falling Behind

  1. Keeping track of your activity on a calendar really shows those patterns. Maybe we can figure out how we sabotage ourselves. I sabotage my morning by staying up to late. Guessing I sabotage my activity by… I’ll keep thinking about this. Great to hear how how you are doing. Keep up the progress and definitely want to walking/running on your path when we get there.

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