I could have easily fallen into the routine of poor eating and lounging around every night like I did this weekend. It is amazing how fast the body can change, forming bad habits in such a short period of time. You get lazy for a few days and the next thing you know it becomes tough to get up for the next workout.
Thankfully, I am surrounded by awesome friends that will not let me fall down that path. Over the past two days, I received inspiring messages from Richard Westwood, Tyler Lord and Glenn Camplin telling me to get back on the horse, so I did.
I made sure the family was down for the night and set out for an easy run on a beautiful, fall night. Since I was running on the trail system in Meadowvale, I had little to worry about so I was able to use the time to think about what I want to do to wrap up 2011. I didn't wear a watch or carry any other distractions and just enjoyed the quiet, evening air while building up my game plan once again.
At first, my direction was a little aggressive but I think the race and distance I settled on will be a fair challenge so I look forward to getting some revenge on a course that I know I can go faster on. As I was already prepared for last weekend's marathon, it shouldn't take much more to hit the line in 3 weeks with a good chance at reaching (and surpassing) one of my major goals this season.
Thanks to Richard, Tyler and Glenn for getting me rolling again!