Just a quickie

I have to say that there have been a few downs over the past couple of weeks. Nothing too serious – no illnesses, no deaths, no insane fights, etc. It seems that I have lost motivation and general joie de vivre. Perhaps, this is just the Monday blues talking.

Running:

Eh, running (or the lack thereof) has been pretty much a sh*tshow. I think that I just need to start from the basics and build up my running prowess. I pretty much should a running reset and start running as if I’m training for my first 5K and go from there. In my opinion, I think that I have been setting my expectations a bit high and disappointing myself when I do not meet them. While I’m waiting to hear if I am running this year’s NYC Marathon, I found a 24-week couch to marathon training plan that I’m going to do. Yes, most may consider 6 months a bit much for training for a marathon, but this plan starts off very easy. Also, the plan is broken up into distinct goals: 5K to 10K; 10K to half marathon; and half marathon to full marathon. Let’s see what happens.

Weight loss journey:

HA! See above.

Bouldering:

I have been going strong (at least in my mind) with bouldering by hitting the bouldering gym 2-3 times a week. Unfortunately, I have not been progressing that much in my new sport. Maybe 2021 is just going to be the year where I suck at everything. I think one of my issues is not planning out my routes (or beta) on the wall.

Bouldering wall at Harlem Cliffs

That said, I do have an intro to bouldering technique class on Friday, which hopefully will help out. Also, I think that I need to watch some videos to see how the pros handle those weird grips. Right now, I’m still going back and forth between V0 and V1 walls. Perhaps, I should still to this V -500 wall. 😉

Plans for the week:

-Since I pretty much live and die by Google Calendar for work, I should set up a fitness Google Calendar. As a matter of fact, I can begin populating it with workouts from the couch to marathon training plan.

-Figure out why I have been so ‘zestless’ lately. Maybe it’s because summer is around the corner, and I am nowhere where I want to be physically. Then again, that is 100% my fault . . . no one made me eat crappy takeout during this pandemic. Hey, admitting that you have a problem is the first step.

Question of the day:

If you recently have been in a funk, how did you get out of it?

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2 comments

  1. I’m in a glorious funk today.
    I had my 2nd COVID vaccine yesterday and am a bit under the weather.
    I know this isn’t the funk you are talking about but I feel like I’ve been up for two days or something.
    I’m pretty sure I’ll be back to normal tomorrow so I’m enjoying feeling like there is a fog bank in my brain.

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