Have you ever said yes to something and realize five minutes later that maybe you should have given some serious thought into saying yes before you actually did so?
If you said yes, don’t be ashamed.
I do this all the time.
It’s the reason I get backlogged with product reviews, the reason I overbook myself into a state of constant wallowing dread and the reason I’ll be running the National 1/2 Marathon in Washington D.C. come March 26th.
For the record, my credit card was officially paid off in full just three days ago. After registration + a visit to Kayak today, it now holds a balance of $410. I can’t even think about the fact I haven’t run since October 8th…or run anything longer than five miles since August.
Why did I do this again?
Because I am thinking about how fun it will be to hang out with Madeline, road trip it to D.C. from Philly, run that sub-1:50 half marathon that eluded me this past year and visit TWO places on the East Coast I’ve never been before.
Yes, let’s focus on that.
Because training starts on Monday.
And because salad eating started today.
2 cups baby spinach
1/2 cup cooked millet
1/2 diced red pepper
1 cup caramelized onions
sprinkle of sunflower seeds
lemon basil pesto vinaigrette
I can say (mostly) goodbye to the copious amounts of booze, heavy meats + decadent treats and three months of no working out I’ve enjoyed as of late.
Because Mama is on a mission: that sub-1:50 half marathon IS mine.
Even if I didn’t give it any serious thought in the first place.