How do you react when things don’t go as planned? Well, March gave me a lesson in being flexible.
I was just looking over my training for the month of March and realized it was NOWHERE close to what I had planned. I know that consistency is important and I am usually a very consistent person. However, sometimes, life happens……..
The first week of March went well and I was able to stick to my plan.
week 1 – 22.73 run miles
The second week, things changed. I had a very sick kiddo at home, which meant multiple all nighters for me. Then, my other child got sick. I was lucky to be able to jump on the trainer as much as I did. And quite frankly, I would give up all my exercise to keep them healthy.
week 2 – 0 run miles……gulp!
I found a little more routine and consistency in week three. Although this was a race week, my mileage was good.
The fourth week was another unexpected week. Even though I had this week planned as a recovery week, I didn’t realize how beat up my legs would be from the race. This was also spring break for the kids, so I was happy to take a few days off and have some fun with them. But, 3.84 miles of running? Really? Cycling has saved me more than once. Not only is it a great source of cross training, but when I can’t run, for whatever reason, I can get a good, solid workout on the trainer.
It’s a new month and thankfully this week started out well and I have found the routine and consistency I crave. Let’s just hope March was a fluke. I know that there will be times that my training has to take a back seat. I’m thankful that I was able to jump back into my plan (as we all know I love “plans”) and the future months allow me time to train.
Here’s to training……..