“I wish I had time” = my weakest excuse for not working out since I finished the my second 20K on June 1, 2013. Yes, over nine months ago, and yes, I had to count it out on my fingers.
This has been a personal struggle for me in my adult life. I grew up playing a sport or training for a sport all year round. So, in adulthood, it’s been difficult for me to work in the rhythm of working out into my daily or even weekly routine. I’m sure others have struggled with this as well.
I deliberately didn’t make a resolution about this. Although, I will say that even before my 20K last year, in the middle of training, I told Kelsey that even if I said I wanted to, she had to promise to not let me do the Dam to Dam 20K again in 2014.
I had an amazing time training and running the first one, but the second one… sucked. I hated it. And… I blame the weather. Spring 2012 was abnormally beautiful, and spring 2013… not so much. And, the time it takes to train for a 20K is just not something I want to spend time away from my family on.
So, after eight months of not exercising and holding out on a true new year’s “get in shape” resolution, I had an idea in mid-January.