Casey tweaks her goal.by David Jeter, MPT, CMPT on 03/29/11
I know that this is a marathon blog. And when it comes to marathons, I am winning at two at the moment. Marathon Eating and Marathon Talking. I can never lose at those marathons. However, I decided to back down my half marathon goal to a 10K goal, and I'm feeling okay about it. The logistics of training and where I should be at this point isn't happening. I'm a full time student and a full time single mother and feeling guilty about not working out for many hours was more time wasted, and spent, feeling bad. The pressure that I put on myself then spun me into an anxiety attack. I eat to manage stress (I know, I'm working on it...) so it wasn't a very good scene for the last two weeks or so. That puts me up to speed with where I've been in the last few weeks. Finished up winter quarter at school and excited about starting fresh all over again. I've been running about 5 miles a week and biking close to 20. Although I'm not proud of these two numbers, my pace times have gotten better, so I know that I can do this. This next quarter, I will have more time off from school which is a big sigh of relief for finding time to work out. Instead of giving up and freaking out, I just freaked out and tweaked my goal a bit. I think that I bit off more than I could chew at that time, obviously. But it won't be the last of me, this is just the beginning.