The past few weeks have not been easy. It began with a reaction to the flu shot, followed by a fall, seasonal allergies, and a lot of travel. I love to travel but I do get out of my routine. I’ve missed several workouts and I have felt it the past week. With Sam’s encouragement (of course), I have just kept going. When I ask Sam if I should do something different because of my schedule, he tells me to stick to the plan. That is what I am doing. My times have suffered some because of missing workouts but I know that I will regain the time by being consistent and continuing to train.
One positive thing that I have noticed is that I feel stronger and like I can go longer. I am slower right now, but I am going farther than I had been going in the pool, running and on the bike. I know that it will come together over time.
An example of consistency
My cousin Nancy is one of my examples of what can be accomplished with consistent training. She is a cancer survivor and has taken up running since her recovery. I think she ran before but she is dedicated now. She prefers 10k’s and half marathons. This is one of many things that I admire about her. I love this photo of her because it looks like she is experiencing sheer joy. Yes, sometimes you do just have to keep going and it pays off.