Sunday, May 2, 2010

Lazy Bones

Ryan from "Distorted Veracity" recently blogged about his struggles with a lack of focus and motivation, and I know exactly where he's coming from. While I enjoy running, and get a lot of satisfaction out of it, from time to time I feel the need to back off and regain my enthusiasm and motivation, and this is one of those times. For the last two weekends, I haven't run a step - instead I've enjoyed lying in and playing with Gavin and Dylan. It's been a nice change.

But it's time to close the book on my lazy season. May is the month when I was planning on kicking my training back up with the goal of running the 100 at Cactus Rose again. Due to some scheduling conflicts that may not happen now (and if I don't run Cactus I probably won't run Bandera or Rocky either), but I do want to run the Frankenthon marathon in October, and need to start putting some miles in for my next race - the El Scorcho 50k in July.

To that end, I got the ball rolling again this afternoon with an hour of circuits. Tonight I'm going to do some yoga or cycling. I find that the more weights, tabata and circuits I do, the easier running becomes. I don't do heavy weights, mostly concentrate on high reps for aerobic and muscular endurance. It makes a big difference.

In other news, Nancy had a healthy eating expo at work this week and asked me to rustle up something for her to take. I love quinoa and avocado so I used Ashlee's yummy Lemon Cumin Quinoa with Avocado, Raisins and Apricots recipe. Well the dish won first place (apparently by quite a margin), and Nancy got a free massage out of it.

Yes, she won a massage for my cooking - something doesn't seem right about that!!!


DavidH said...

Enjoy some of these nice mild days before summer kicks in.

..and that recipe sounds like a Hanenburg addition...thanks for sharing.

olga said...

That recipe won my heart as well, when I linked to it from your blog a week ago:) Good luck with motivation, we all struggle with it!