‘ON TO THE NEW YEAR’ 2017-18 5K TRAINING PLAN STARTS. THE DIFFICULTY LIKELY TO BE ENCOUNTERED THIS WEEK is the pressure of time. The Jewish holy days of Hanukkah begin this week, at sundown on December 12, and extends through December 20 sundown. The US Post Office deadlines for mailing are approaching. These are the “Recommended send-by dates for expected delivery by December 25”. The nearest is December 14 for Ground Retail packages. Next up is December 19 for First Class Mail.
Religious group and charity organization-sponsored “giving” or “angel” tree deadlines will hit on the next weekend or shortly after. Toys and gifts for the needy should be wrapped and ready for delivery soon. Holiday parties may be scheduled back-to-back this weekend. College students might be making their way home this week too.
There could be many reasons to think that 42 minutes is just too long to take to complete a run:walk session this Tuesday, for example. Resist the urge to bail on the training plan. Use some sessions as time to collect composure and thoughts. I’m getting a bit nervous writing about it, but I’ve walked already this morning. Tomorrow is a travel day, so to prevent trying to find a way to get it done at the last minute, I switched days with Monday.
Moving your legs in a purposeful manner over a set distance should feel much better than wandering from shop to shop looking for the perfect gift for a problem giftee. Don’t give up. Stick with the program as long as you are healthy enough to do so.
And tell yourself “GOOD JOB”!
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EARNED RUNS is edited and authored by me, runner and founder. In 1978 I began participating in 10K road races before 5Ks were common. I've been a dietitian, practiced and taught clinical pathology, and been involved with research that utilized pathology. I am fascinated with understanding the origins of disease as well as health and longevity.
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