Usually my weekend is ruled by work with a side order of fitness. Since I work Saturdays, my long runs are on Sunday mornings and then the rest of the day belongs to my family, usually running errands or doing something fun together. This weekend I still worked but I really focused on enjoying my family and making the most every moment instead of bringing work thoughts home with me. We kicked the weekend off Friday night with a Cross fit workout together. The boys rocked the skill of the week… I’m still working on my version of Skin the Cat. I know I will eventually get it but it the meanwhile, I will continue to be frustrated! The good news is I had a great WOD and it set up my weekend for success! Since the three of us rarely attend Cross fit together, this was a fun experience and I look forward to going every Friday going forward!
We spent the rest of Friday relaxing and if you follow me on Instagram, you saw that I ended up alone, while Rob went and saved the world!
Saturday, while I was at work, Danger headed to Home Depot for a Kid’s Workshop. I love finding these great FREE programs for him to do when the weather is crummy. It keeps him busy and out of trouble AND he always has a blast. This time he made a TIC-TAC-TOE board with a Despicable Me theme.
Saturday night we watched movies and snuggled on the couch while the snow fell outside. The older I get, the more I despise the snow! The fireplace, a hot cup of tea and a movie sounds far better to me!!! Of course no snuggle session is complete without some shameless selfies!
On Sunday, we went Christmas Tree hunting. It was so cold that I did not bother to take a single picture! I couldn’t risk my fingers getting any chillier than they already were. We came home with a giant tree and as is tradition, it was just a tiny bit too big for the room.
After such a terrific weekend, it was tough to get back in the swing of life as I know it on Monday. I woke up and my lower back was sore. I love my job but I was not in love with Monday.
The good news is I made it through the day. The bad news is that I skipped Cross fit last night and now II have double duty this afternoon. I have been inconsistent in my motivation lately and something needs to change. I have been finding excuses not to run. I am really enjoying my return to Cross fit and I’m still working on being better at balancing both disciplines. With RnR Nola in less than 60 days, my body really can not afford to skip runs. I had a long talk with myself this morning about what I want to do, my goals for my second marathon and in general in the coming year. I am done making excuses and delaying my success. I promised myself that I would PR in NOLA and that I would put forth an effort worthy of the friends who are running with me. I was proud but frustrated with my performance during MCM. If I want to do better, I am going to need to get very focused in the next few weeks and push myself to do more. I am going to need support and accountability from everyone!! Thankfully I have Abby kicking my ass and pushing me every day!! Now the only thing left to do is to actually DO IT!
Do you ever have to give yourself pep talks? How do you hold yourself accountable for reaching your goals?