I developed a nice plan to start the week of thanksgiving. My first week went well, but then I struggled with the worlds longest stomach bug. After a week of surviving off of soup and saltines I was super pumped to finally run on Thursday.
I packed my bag in the morning and headed to the gym directly after work. On my drive, I realized I had forgotten my headphones so I figured I would probably last 3 miles on the treadmill before succumbed to boredom. Once I was in the parking lot I decided to check my yoga bag to see if I left my extra pair. I saw that luck was on my side and was excited that I would be able to run more like 4-6 miles.
As I got out of my car I grabbed my bag and realized it felt significantly lighter than normal. Sure enough my bag lacked shoes. I knew that I wouldn't be driving home and back to the gym so I headed home and did a Biggest Loser Yoga video as a sad sad substitution.
Despite the several false starts for marathon training, I've updated my smartcoach plan and am still on track for a solid finish in March.