Okay, I know it, I am off to a slow start and I have been off the grid for a two weeks. I would like to tell you I have been off doing amazingly awesome things but I haven’t been. Instead, I was moping around and swamped at work. I will tell you neither was much fun.
I started the year by running the Polar Dash Yeti Challenge. I thought it would be an amazing way to start the year off. Well, not so much. I ended up not being able to walk that afternoon and the following day because my “knee” was killing me. On the first Monday of the year, I found myself in the doctors office to see what was causing all the pain.
Well, my sometimes very angry IT Band decided to rear its head. Not exactly how I had planned to start the year. Then the doctors told me absolutely no activity until it calmed down, at least a week. And there, is were the slow start to the year started. And my heart sank, I had so much riding on a strong start to the year. I had created a very large distance goal for both running and riding bike, I plan on working hard at dropping my percent of body fat, and especially disappointed that my activity was limited because I had joined a DietBet and I wanted a strong start.
Instead of handling it well, I turned into a big baby and turned to food to sooth my feelings. I mopped around for a few days and then I was swamped at work.
The first week of the year is always nut because we have to plan for our quarterly release. I was in meetings from 7 am to 6 pm, long taxing days. My brain was fried by the end of the day on Friday, couldn’t even think.
I was so exhausted and still a little moppie that the weekend escaped me. I thought several times I should at least write a blog post but instead I prioritized being lazy.
On Monday, it was back to the doctor. I was feeling better and I had been doing the physical therapy they directed me to do. I was pleasantly surprised when I was told I could start activity again but I could only run one mile at a time. But, hey, it’s a mile! The week was looking up.
However, work ended up being ridiculously busy. And now it is 10:10 on Saturday night and I am writing my first post in two weeks.
I have to say, though this week was crazy busy, I got my head to a much better place. Between getting to start working out and running and writing this post I can see that my attitude has changed, I am feeling so much better. It has helped me realize that it was a SLOW START to the year not an end to the year, I still have more than enough time to turn it around. And that is exactly what I plan to do! I guess it goes to show I should have prioritized writing a blog post higher than being lazy last weekend. I would have gotten to a better place much faster.
How do you handle it when you slow start and things don’t go as planned?