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Monday, July 8, 2013

Motivation Monday #NoExcuses

Over the past 3 weeks I have used every excuse in the book not to run. Top excuses:
-Graduate school work…its endless! 
-Physically and mentally exhausted from work and school work! (Full time management job + part time graduate student + half marathon training + blogging + social activities= a freaking lot!) 
-Feeling guilty from taking time away from studying… 

After a good four days away from work you would think I was rested and raring to go, but that wasn’t the case. I was still spitting out excuses of why I couldn’t run until I received an email with the subject line of “your weekly training summary.” I clicked the email and it said “4 miles.” That’s it, just 4! Last week I should have of ran close to 23 miles to keep up with my half marathon training. 

This week I am going to get organized and make time for everything I have to do including my half marathon training.

First priority:Time management! 
•Map out all of my assignments and due dates. 
•Devote only 2 hours each day to work on school work. 
•Listen to one lecture during lunch every day at work. 
•Attempt to be a morning person! This is so hard for me. Why is your bed so much more comfortable in the mornings?? 
•Get running clothes ready the night before so I’m not stumbling in the dark! Heck maybe I will just sleep in them. •Have running essentials by the front door (heart rate monitor/ear phones/Arm band). 
•Put alarm clock in bathroom so it will echo loudly….then I will have to get up and turn it off, mine as well go run =) 
•Pre make coffee the night before.

Pledge with me now, No More Excuses!

Continue reading as I continue my mission: Healthy Huggins!! 


  1. I'm having the same problem...with family in town all last week and the ever present Mobile rain I've only put in 2.5 miles this month and 2 days of strength training. I need to run in the morning but have the hardest time getting up. Do u use any kind of energy gels, i'm doing research to see the best ones for me.

    1. Funny you should mention the gels. I actually bought a few different kinds at Academy a couple of weeks ago. My favorite so far is the cliff gel. I have read some good reviews for the Energy Bits, I just haven't tried them. Let me know if you try any! Happy Running =)

  2. This really cracked me up..."Get running clothes ready the night before so I’m not stumbling in the dark! Heck maybe I will just sleep in them."...I think because it sounds like something I would try. Happy Monday!


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