I have a bad habit of going hard for a couple of days/weeks, and then going off the rails completely, letting everying slide. In May, I’m going to work on that. I am focusing on being Consistent.
It was all sparked by a Runner’s World article about running longer. In the article, the author mentioned that to do this program you should have been running about 30 minutes a day, five days a week, for about six weeks.
Well, duh. Of course, I should establish a baseline fitness before I can start reaching to get faster or go longer. In other words, I have to be consistent.
But I’d prefer to skip this stage, I’ve found. I want to go right to being able to run a half marathon or an 8 minute mile (hell, even a 9 minute mile). I want to skip straight to the clean, well-organized house. I want to dig up every square inch of my yard for a garden, when I can’t even protect the garden I already have.
There is no trick for being consistent. I can read all the Runner’s World articles, Flylady emails, and gardening books I want, and learn all there is to know on the subject, but if I don’t get out there and RUN consistently, I will never improve.
In May, I am focusing on a solid, consistent running program of 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week, EVERY week.
I’m focusing on my morning routine and getting the dishes done every night.
I’m going to take care of the garden I have, before I think about adding to it.
I will be consistent.