Getting Back on Track: Day #1

If you follow me on Facebook, you probably saw that I recently signed up for the Hot Chocolate 15k in Atlanta this upcoming January. The furthest race I have run is a 5k, and my times have always just been ok; but I decided that I was going to set a goal and work to get back on track and achieve it.
Setback
My fitness journey over the past few years has sent me up and down on the scale, as well as my clothing sizes. I thought I had finally made a lifestyle change at the end of this year's challenge, and kicked that weight gain yoyo out of the picture; but the past few months I have had some setbacks. Everyone knows that life happens, and sometimes life throws a lot at you all at once. Because of this, I had to take time off from the gym and ended up putting back on some of the pounds. Needless to say, I am disappointed and not happy about it.
Getting Back on Track
Getting Back on Track
So, now you are caught up to where I am today. I am ready to get back into shape and back on track with running races. The first step is eating right, and that will take some willpower during the holidays; but I will use the race as my motivation. I plan to complete this 15k in January and not worry about what place I am in. Less than 12 weeks to train makes me a bit nervous, but no one said it was going to be easy. Today I began my first official day of race training, and completed a short continuous run at a steady pace. It was hard, and my muscles screamed for me to give up; but I kept going. Even though I am second guessing being able to run a 15k so soon, I need to do this for myself and prove that I can do it.
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I plan to document my progress each week and hopefully get better and better every time I run. You can follow my journey on this Blog, on Instagram, and Facebook.

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5 thoughts on “Getting Back on Track: Day #1

  • November 14, 2016 at 4:23 pm
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    Getting back on track is THE WORST. It always seems so much harder when you look back than just continuing on would have been. I feel like I’ve been there so many times. All you can do is do the best you can, cut yourself a little slack, and keep on going. You’ve got this!!

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  • November 14, 2016 at 8:31 pm
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    I am working hard to get back on track also, it’s hard this time of year!

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  • November 15, 2016 at 3:59 am
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    Best of luck! A 5K for me would be AMAZING to complete. I can’t even imagine a 15K. I’m sure you are going to master your goals because you are already determined. That’s the first step.

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  • November 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm
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    I always love working out once I get started, but somehow that first step is always the hardest! Best of luck with your upcoming race!

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