Sunday, January 29, 2012

Motivation ZERO

Well, it's way past time that I do an update on the weight front.  To be perfectly honest, it's not going anywhere right now.

Since coming back from Marathon Weekend, I've been totally unmotivated.  I've not been back on the treadmill or ran one step since crossing that finish line on January 7th.

Week Date Kipp   Weekly% Overall%
0 3/22/2011 275      
1 1/6/2012 247   10.18% 10.18%
2 1/13/2012 249 -2 -0.81% 9.45%
3 1/20/2012 248 1 0.40% 9.82%
4 1/27/2012 247 1 0.40% 10.18%

I'm now making plans for this year.  I've been looking at the financial situation and have decided that another Disney trip later this year just won't be possible.  I will be planning a visit to family in Florida at Thanksgiving time, with no intention of hitting the parks.  By that time my annual pass will have expired and I don't think that I'll be justified in having it renewed, as I don't think I'll be able to get at least 10 days of visits in.

So after digging deep and looking at how I stand, I'm looking at hopefully visiting friends that I've not seen for quite a while, out in the DC area later this year.  I don't know at this point if it will be Memorial Day weekend, or if it may be some other time.

New friends in the Chicagoland that I met during the Marathon Weekend would like for me to go up and run an event with them up there and I'm really interested in at least one of them.  There are also a couple of events here in the Indy area that I'm also considering.

In the very least, I've put into my budget for this year to save money to go to the 2013 Disney World Marathon Weekend again.  I'm debating with myself, I think I'll go for the 5K plus a Half distance (either the normal 1/2 again, or possibly a leg of the relay.)  I don't know if they have some cute name for doing a 5K and 1/2 Marathon like they do for other combinations (Half + Full is officially "Goofy", 5K+Half+Full is un-officially "Dopey").

The plan for later on today is to get back on the treadmill and start waking those muscles back up.  I'm planning on just an easy run with no particular time or distance in mind.

Beginning Tuesday, I'm back into training mode with my focus on bringing my pace time up!

Thanks for Reading!  Regards,


Lighter, Stronger & Faster for 2013!
Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon - January 7, 2012 FINISHED 3:48:49


  1. Hey dude! What you are feeling is probably the post-race 'funk'. Especially after Disney. I had another race two weeks after Disney so that kept me focused. But after that race (on the 21st), I have been on a 'rest week' and doing nothing! Part of my brain is saying "gotta get moving!" Another part is not entirely sure about that. :)

    And I don't know about you, but the small little aches in my hips and piriformis are a sure sign that I need to get moving again. So Tuesday will also be the beginning of my training for my April Half. I am still putting together my training schedule -- actually two schedules (one pre-AVON walk and the other afterwards to prepare for the Chicago Marathon).

    You deserve your rest. Now this week, let's remind our bodies that we are runners. :)

  2. It can be tough after any goal race. It's okay to take a few days off and regroup, but now's the time to get back on track and remember those goals. You can do it.

    Sounds like you're getting plans in place for the year and that will help as well.