Strategy for January: Impromptu
If I learned anything at all about training and running the NYC marathon – I could sum it up as an adventure in discipline. But now — 2 months after running the 5 boroughs of NY – I’m ready to balance that discipline with something else. A new strategy – at least for the next 30 days. Impromptu. Now, it might not sound like much of a running or exercise strategy – but it resonated for me. Less planning, more in-the-moment, winging-it, dance in it type of theme. Finding new ways to keep the flames hopping in my metabolism fire-pit. So – let’s see what this looks like so far:
January 1 – New Year’s Day: No running, no exercise, Nada. I admit – I was a bit nervous not starting out the new year with some round of intense exercise. At first I thought this might not be the best way to start out a new year. But then re-framed that thought around the theme of re-balancing and impromptu. Rest is good. Rest is healthful. Rest is part of training. I’m deciding in the moment – that today I will rest fully – and without guilt. And I did.
January 2 – Noticed a detour during a Tundra Bike workout – and decided it was worthy to explore. It was an abandoned airplane landing strip for the locals. Maybe not, but that’s my story. It’s a long wide road, never noticed before, and next to the BWI airport with lots of room for airplanes. Sounds like a landing strip right? And – why else would it be called Park and Fly? Continue reading