Running Reboot

Missy CRUSHED the Houston marathon. I’m so completely proud to be married to her.

At the same time, it’s painfully apparent why she makes things work and I don’t – consistency. I’ve got none; she lets Amtrak know when the trains are off schedule every time she heads through downtown on a run.

So, more than anything, my goal for the Vermont City workup is to hit my workouts. Actionable things to accomplish this:

  • Get to bed before 11. Ideally before 10, but that’s just not going to happen.
  • Get up by 5:30 on workdays, ideally by 5. If I’m up by 5, I can get almost any run up to 6 or 7 miles done before I need to be on the road to the office.
  • Simplify my gear setup. By this, I think I need to get in the habit of wearing my Nike+ watch as a watch, so I’m ready to go every morning. Also, I think I’m going to quit the alternating shoes thing during the week – maybe i’ll have a pair of “long run” shoes for the weekends.
  • Set out gear before I go to bed. I’ve been doing this, but not getting to sleep on time tends to negate this.

So, I’m good for two days this week. Let’s see if tomorrow happens.

9 thoughts on “Running Reboot”

  1. on point one, you’re already talking negative. make your night-time cut-off 10pm. own it. believe in it. if your priority is to hit your goal in vermont, then why make choices that will jeopardize it? ask yourself honestly about the reason you’re up past 10pm. watching television? reading tech blogs? sexy time?

    aside from the sexy time, the other things can be done in moderation or shelved while you focus on this goal.

    “let’s see if tomorrow happens”?!?! MAKE tomorrow happen, bill! you are the master of yourself and all your choices are based on your priorities.

    like tim gunn says, “make it work!”

    [all of this is intended to be a loving kick in the ass]

  2. All good stuff.

    The priorities thing is right-on, though: being somewhat over committed is one of my huge character flaws.

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