Hello!

I would love to get back to a somewhat normal blogging schedule and I think that’s what will help me fall back into a routine as I’m trying to figure out my new normal.

It’s taking longer than expected for me to snap out of this funk I am in, but every single day I am working on it and really, that’s all I can ask for. Some days are better than others, but I like to think I’m making a bit of progress every week. Life gets in the way, especially when you’re sick and there’s nothing you can really do, but work on getting better and keep resetting yourself. All this time is going to pass anyway, so I try to keep pushing forward and not get discouraged when things don’t go perfectly.

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(From one of my favorite places; Rehoboth Beach)

I’m struggling with finding a routine and with not being a lazy piece of shit. There’s a balance that I have yet to achieve. And it doesn’t help that I hate the cold and I barely want to leave my apartment in the winter.

Anyway, I like to think that I’m making some progress, but damn, it’s hard to change your routine when you’ve been working a full time Monday through Friday job for the last 8 years of your life and then suddenly you’re not!

I’m kind of “training” again. Abby graciously made me a training plan to help keep me accountable and it’s somewhat working. I haven’t been following it to a T, but I like to think I’m getting there and it’s certainly better than doing nothing. I’m trying not to be so hard on myself, but also reminding myself how good it feels to run and to push yourself. Finding balance.

As of right now, I’m only signed up for one race in the spring; a 10k on March 29th. I would like to actually race it, so I really need to get my butt in gear and work on many things in order to do that.

I also just turned 30 last week! It was probably one of the best birthdays I’ve had and I am so grateful for all of my friends who made it out to celebrate. Minus the bout of food poisoning Derek and I got from my birthday dinner, it was a fabulous week of celebrating.

Okay, is it Spring yet?

Any tips on finding a routine and actually sticking to it?

3 Comments

  1. happy belated!! tips for a routine..hmm.. schedule things that force you to do them. schedule lunch dates, schedule time for job search/interviews, schedule workouts with friends to hold you accountable. stick to it and find some way to reward yourself.
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  2. I’m sorry you’re going through a rough time, Steph. I find when I can set a regular wake up time, it makes such a big difference to setting a routine for myself. Maybe start from there? Sending you internet hugs.
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  3. Getting back to a routine after you’ve been out of it is SO hard… I find that consistency is the key. (That is, I try to exercise every day at the same time, but vary the intensity/workout to avoid injury – so for me, some mornings are a hard run, others are heavy weight lifting, and others are easy yoga.)

    Happy belated birthday!
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