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What It Feels Like To Train For A Half Marathon When You Aren’t Fit Or Motivated

I’m still “training” for that half marathon in November and I have to be honest with you… I don’t think it’s going to happen the way I planned. I actually timed my WALK and I can walk a mile in 14:38 minutes. So, technically, I can WALK the half if I wanted to… but I do I really want to go out like that? I don’t KNOW!?

I’ve been traveling so much this year that I barely have time to spend with my kids. Forget about training my body to run more than a mile. But, I haven’t given up YET. I’m still in the middle of it all and … it sort of feels like this.

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It sucks. I don’t know why I put this added pressure on me and I am straight up reevaluating my life.

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Everyone at the gym knows what the hell they are doing and I can barely remember my locker number at the end of the day.

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After 40 minutes or so at the gym, when I look up at the clock and I realize that I haven’t even hit ONE HOUR, I actually give up on life – every single time.

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And I talk to people about my half, but the real runners can see right through me.

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So, I always promise that “TOMORROW” I will get serious again. But you know what? Tomorrow always freaking comes and I’m never ready for it!

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And let’s not even TALK about healthy eating. I mean … WHAT IS THAT?

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I have a hard truth to accept – and it’s becoming clearer and clearer with each passing week.

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But what about the $500 I spent on the half marathon tickets for me and my husband?! I can’t get back that money!!

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The loss just isn’t enough to get me and Bill off the couch. It really isn’t.

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I’m not saying this marathon hasn’t taught me anything. I have learned to run… a little. I like doing a mile. Even 2 miles. But 13?! 13! I just can’t fathom it. Signing up totally got me off my a** and taught me that I am capable of more than I thought though. And for that I will be forever grateful.

giphy-11I guess the only thing that is truly holding me back is the fact that I’ve posted about it online and everyone knows.

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So, whenever I see someone in passing, THEY ALWAYS ASK ME ABOUT MY TRAINING. OMG

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And well, if I let this one go… YA KNOW. I feel like people will judge.

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But I will legit be so relieved if this was off my shoulders.

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I am so confused!!!!

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Until I make my final decision, I’m just going to keep putting my sneakers on…

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And heading down to the treadmill. Who knows? Maybe I will finally get the mental push I need to make this happen… tomorrow.

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Vera
Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of LadyAndTheBlog.com. She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.

1 Comment

  1. Hysterical!!! I cannot even imagine! I have friends who do it and I’m ultra impressed. I’ll be walking or holding the congrats signs instead!

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