I won’t be running in a 5K on Thanksgiving Day.
Back in June, I stated publicly on this blog that I had set as a goal to run in the Giblet Jog 5K. I stated it again in August.
But I won’t be able to participate.
The reason I won’t be able to participate is quite simple: I didn’t prepare.
I allowed my procrastination to get the better of me and kept putting off starting an exercise program that would have gotten me on track to run the 5K.
I would occasionally take a walk, and I could recognize how out of shape I was, but I kept thinking, I’ll do it later. I’ll get in shape later. I still have time.
Well, the time has come. The race is in less than two weeks. And though this week I have walked three times, I have done no training in running, and my walking is full of huffs and puffs.
That’s because I’ve also gained weight over the summer.
I know it does no good to beat up on myself. But I am very disappointed in my behavior. I haven’t exercised regularly and I haven’t eaten in a healthy manner.
I’m trying to make changes in my eating habits now, and I plan to keep on walking. When I’ve lost some weight, I want to start jogging.
And maybe I can run in the Giblet Jog 5K next year. Or maybe there will be a race I can run in before then.
How do you stay on track with your exercise and eating plans? Do you have any motivational tips you could share?