After taking a few days to think about what my goals really are right now, talking with a trusted running mentor, and throwing myself into the workouts without abandon, I am starting to feel that I am getting back into the zone.
The runs and cross training is enjoyable, even in the miserable heat, and I look forward to getting a little something in every day, even if it less than what my "plan" suggests it should be.
I know it is miserably hot out there right now, but I really enjoy the summer training. The sweating and struggling makes me feel like I am accomplishing something.
I've added in a lot of cross training this season. Swimming, yoga, core work, push-ups, etc. I do what I can when I can. I will spread it out over the day, doing push-ups between laundry loads and car pools, planks before and after a shower, swimming while the kids are in swim lessons, etc. It's been a fun challenge to figure out how to make it all work rather than resent not being able to get the written plan in.
Looking forward to some longer runs in the coming weeks. Totally enjoying the moment!