Truth be told, my new year is not shaping up the way I had expected it to. I already knew that I would be taking a week off in the middle of the month for my trip to California, but I didn’t expect to take the first week off too.
On Monday I went for an easy 5 mile run. Before my run I felt that I was almost completely done with the cold I picked up over the holidays. The next morning I felt miserable. I felt like I was still right in the thick of cold symptoms for the next two days. Bleh.
I won’t lie, I was tempted to just keep pushing through and hope that my week off later in the month would give me proper time to recover. But then I realized that was crazy. I didn’t want to still be sick when I left for vacation. Hello, I want to actually enjoy my vacation! Instead I will be abstaining from running until I feel 100%. I really miss running.
I am a bit worried about losing motivation. I typically have no problem finding the motivation to run, but the extra bonus things like eating healthy and strength training? I’m okay with skipping those. However with Do the Work as my mantra for the year, I can’t start skipping those things this early in the year. I downloaded this really cute wallpaper for my phone in an attempt to remind myself to stay focused on the extra things.
|From Rabbit Food for my Bunny Teeth|
In other news, my graduate school application is due on Friday AKA the day I leave for California! I am 99% done with the two required essays. I just need to give them one final read through to make sure no grammar mistakes have slipped through. Other than that I just need to finalize a few parts of the online application and make sure I remember to hit submit before I head to the airport. Oh and find time to pack before then too!
How is your new year shaping up? Anyone else having a less than stellar start to the new year?