Feeling lethargic, lazy and uninspired is not the kind of person I am, however it has crept up on me over the past couple of weeks. I am an active girl in a sedately job an currently letting it get the better of me, without activity I can start to feel down.
Thankfully I had a moment, a surge of inspiration. I found it at We Heart Living, the article 'Five Runners to Follow' made me realise that there are other girls out there doing a bloody good job at keeping themselves fit. Out there fighting the snow and cold conditions...... they are committed. If they can do it so could I.
That evening during my epiphany I may have jumped the gun a little. I booked my first ever triathlon (and now i'm terrified) Deciding that if I really want to take my fitness seriously, I needed a goal. Something that will get me out of bed in the mornings, encourage me to sneak an extra little run on my lunch break and dodge those hideously aluring french bakeries.
A challenge, something I relish in my outdoor adventures, yet never filtered into my everyday fitness. The inspiration was almost instant. I woke up the next mooring motivated, eager to start training for my new adventure.
Another first for me, I hit the trails.
I can't say I really love running but I do relish the feeling I get once its over. That rush of endorphins and that tired sensation in my muscles telling me I have been working hard. Trail running may stand a chance at blowing my dislike for the sport of running right out of the water. Combining nature, space, quietness and fresh air is a winner. I feel like I am getting my fix of being outside, a chance to enjoy an environment where I feel at home. The changing scenery and the challenge of dogging tree roots and leaping over boulders keeps my mind off the monotony of the actual running.
I have 7 weeks before my Triathlon and I am going to make them count. Work hard. Be motivated and although many wont actually read this blog, I feel as though writing it here for the world to see adds another level of commitment for me.
So heres my goals:
1. Get fit
2. Loose a few extra pounds (like every girl wants)
3. Be Motivated
4. Feel inspired and energetic
5. Start and finish my first ever triathlon
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