Adjusting

So if you’ve been seeing my Weekly Training Recaps you may notice that well…there’s not all that much to recap!

Since we’ve moved I’ve sort of been struggling to get anything other than a few runs a week in (and this week I only ran twice!), not to mention I haven’t been to yoga once since we moved!

This little bit of back deck “pajama yoga” with Madison is the best I’ve done recently! 

Deck Yoga

I’m not sure if it’s adjusting to being back at a full time job (for any new readers, I had been going back to school before), my longer commute, or the fact that Jason is home a lot more now so I’m sort of getting sucked into wanting to be at home with him rather than wanting to go to yoga.

As far as running goes I typically run three times a week, so since I’ve been on the Cape it’s Tuesday nights at run club, a long run on the weekends and it’s that one other run during the week that I’ve been struggling with!  I know I should get up early and go before work on Thursday’s, but I just need to motivate myself to get my butt out of bed!  (Any early Thursday morning runners who would like to volunteer to call/ text/ bug me to GET UP AND RUN let me know!)

Running in the morning before work isn’t new to me, I always ran before work when I worked in NYC and was training for my first marathon, it’s really just a matter of making it a habit again!

Yoga is another story.

I really do want to get to yoga, but unfortunately the limited class schedules offered at the studios near me on the Cape make it a little difficult to get there!  I have yet to find a studio that offers an early morning class I could go to before work (the studio I went to in NY had a 6am class), and the options for after work are very limited.  Weekends have been busy so far, so I haven’t been able to make it to a class on the weekend, but hopefully things will slow down in a few weeks and I’ll be able to go.

In the meantime, with just under a month to go until the New York City marathon I’m really going to make it a point to get in 3-4 runs a week and try to practice some yoga on my own at home if I can’t make it to a class – not to mention I really need to up my foam rolling game!

Have you ever moved/ changed jobs & had trouble adjusting your workouts?
Any tips for adjusting to a new schedule or getting up early??
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24 thoughts on “Adjusting

  1. When we moved back to Vermont last fall, my workout schedule was off completely. I didn’t work out for pretty much the first 3 months because of various issues. Give it time and don’t beat yourself up–you’ll figure it out eventually!

  2. I’d love to get to yoga more but the times just don’t work. I have a few DVDs so I can do stuff on my schedule, but I need to motivate myself to put those in the DVD player.

    • Now that you mention it I don’t think I’ve ever actually gone to a studio that had showers! But yeah, I am struggling to find a studio with class times that work for me up here…still looking!

  3. Good luck! I’m sure you’ll find a way to make it all happen and get back into a routine. I’ve had to adjust the past month since our 5 year old started kindergarten. It means I have to wake up even EARLIER to run. But I’m making it happen. Up to 6 days a week running now! And of course, free yoga at Lulu on Sundays. 😉

    • Wow, go you! I’m struggling right now to get my 3 runs a week in! I think now that my big event at work is over I’ll be able to catch up on some sleep and then I’ll be more willing to wake up early!

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  5. I feel like this is totally normal, and I’ve totally been there. Any time I’ve had a major change, whether it was moving, new job, etc., something falls by the wayside and it’s usually the things that can–like working out. Any time I’ve had to be an early morning exerciser, the thing that got me out of bed was accountability. I don’t row anymore like Nicole, but when I did, I had no choice but to get up–I had a boat full of people counting on me. My guess is if you find someone to run/yoga with, it will be easier to get into a schedule. My other trick for getting up early for workouts: put the alarm across the room and a second alarm in another room. Works every time. It’s too easy to hit snooze otherwise.

    • I finally got to yoga this weekend and it definitely helped that I mentioned it to a friend who immediately wanted to go – I knew I had to meet her there!

      We’ll see how getting up early to run on Thursday goes this week!

  6. I can send wake up texts! Anytime you like after 6! Except for those 20 minutes when I’m underground…as you know, I can be very good with harassing…er, I mean motivating! 🙂

  7. Ugh, tell me about it. Over the summer, I moved, too (granted, only 30 minutes away from where I was, but still!) and it totally threw me off. But after a couple of weeks, I found a new routine (and new running routes!) and started to get back to normal in terms of my workouts. But, yeah, when it comes to juggling another activity along with marathon training…now THAT is something I continue to struggle with!

  8. Earlier this year I moved to a new place, started a new job and it took about 3-4 weeks for my new schedule to actually get figured out. Like when to go to the gym, what classes to take, when to take them, how to fit in the outside the gym workouts etc… its a lot to handle, so I wouldn’t worry too much since you are still adjusting 🙂

  9. I could have written this – it’s been over a year since I’ve moved and I’m still struggling with adjusting. Even with a yoga studio right near my apartment, I haven’t been going consistently (or at all lately). Partly due to when the classes are offered – I don’t understand why there can’t be more evening classes!! I still haven’t been able to get into a good running routine. It’s been very difficult.

    • It’s soooo hard, right?!? Ugh! I finally got to yoga yesterday and realized how much I missed it, so hopefully that’ll be enough to get me to start going regularly again!

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