I’ve heard it said that it takes some people as long as six weeks to adjust to the time change that takes place during Daylight Savings Time. I definitely fall into that group. I’d been feeling kind of off-balance and disoriented for the past few weeks, but this week the time change has just made it worse. But that’s sort of irrelevant.
Anyway, without getting into too many details, I’ll just say that last week was a pretty rough one, and the weekend was a record low for me. Last night I thought I might be going back into the hospital…for a third time. Because you know what everyone says about the third time around. Sigh. Sometimes it’s hard to keep perspective and remember that, as my sister always reminds me, this too shall pass.
This is a new week, and with that comes another chance to make things better (or at least keep things from getting worse), and one key to keeping things on track (as far as I’m concerned, anyway) is having goals. I’m going to try to make my goals for this week a bit more concrete than they usually are because in previous weeks they’ve been somewhat nebulous, and I don’t think that really helps matters. So here are my goals for the week. Share yours in the comments.
- Stick to my training schedule, as laid out in the column on the left. I’m not going to worry about yoga or weights or cross-training this week, I think it’s enough to just get back on track with running since I missed about twelve miles last week.
- Work on balanced eating and getting my food journal going again. Things really fell apart over the past couple weeks and I haven’t been consistent about this at all. I really need to take control back and change that.