A New Day, A New Dawn

Let me start off by saying that I’m only human. I’m not superwoman, and I never will be. All you or anyone else can do is try your best to accomplish all your goals and dreams. But sometimes, life just gets in the damn way.

I’m currently on the 7th week of my 34-week macrocycle training plan. It’s been going well for the most part, up until about a week or two ago, which is why I’ve stopped posting training updates. For the past couple weeks, I’ve been in the middle of a job transition, moving apartments due to an unforeseen circumstance and family issues, and my training has fallen to the wayside.

The great thing though about falling off the horse/wagon/whatever you want to call it is that you can always get right back on. Every morning, you can make the decision to start brand new, or you can make the decision to continue down a not-so-healthy path. And don’t forget to be kind to yourself.

I know this is a very short blog post, but I just wanted to proclaim to my few readers that at this moment, in the midst of my messy life, I’m making the decision to get back on track. I’m not hurt, I’m not injured, and the only thing getting between me and my goals now are excuses. Yes, I’m disappointed with my recent setbacks and resulting consequences, but I’ve always been known to come back with a vengeance. Stay tuned.

2 thoughts on “A New Day, A New Dawn

  1. Jackie, so sorry about the unexpected, unplanned training deviation. I think that happens to us all at some point or another. I can’t think of a single time training ever went as planned, at least for me, seems I am always tweaking and making adjustments based on falling behind or false comfort of being on track/ahead of the game. Anyhow, that aside, I hope all is working out well in your life. I know it sounds cliche, but I feel everything happens for a reason. There is something happening (or about to happen) in your life that is going to be so wonderful. So, don’t worry about what you haven’t done as planned, and instead focus on the present day and what you can do today and future to come. Lastly, if it’s helpful, I started a Motivation & Accountability Facebook group, it’s great to have a place to post your runs/workouts, it’s what got me to keep up with my running consistently. It’s a wonderful community to post in, ask questions, share thoughts, share upcoming running or cross-training events; and, it keeps you accountable. On the flip side, other members’ posts are super inspiring and motivating, and in return your posts give the group inspiration & motivation too. It’s a very rewarding thing, I’d love to have you participate with us. Share your blog posts with us too, so we can support you not only on Facebook, but in other parts of the virtual (& physical) world. Here’s the link if you’d like to check it out, even if you never post, this group is pretty inspirational, it will be hard not to keep with your training plan! https://www.facebook.com/groups/RWHolidayStreakChallenge/ (FYI, it started off as a short-term thing for a running streak, people liked it and asked if I would keep it going. 3 yrs later, and almost 450 ppl more later, we’re still going strong, staying committed to our running and goals!) Best of luck to you, I love your blog posts, and am so thankful to know you, you are such an inspirational runner! All the best to you!

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