Tomorrow after work, I am flying out to Austin, Texas, for the weekend. It is my Grandfather's 90th birthday and Sunday is Mother's Day, so it's the perfect time to see the whole family. The old me would see this trip as a vacation and not think at all about what is going on with my training. But I'm not the old me.
Action 459 - Don't Confuse Travel With Holiday.
Yes, I get to see my family. And yes, I'm sure I'll indulge a little in food and drink while I'm there. But I'm still in training. In fact, I'm in my last ten days before the marathon. That means I need to remain focused on the prize.
And I'm prepared for it. I have already packed my gym bag for the morning workout before I head to the office, and I have my suitcase packed with two other sets of running gear for Saturday and Sunday mornings runs. I will run bright and early and then have the rest of the day to focus my attention on the family.
I will prove to myself that I can have it all this weekend. I can enjoy my family, have a great trip, and still commit to my workout and my training.
[caption id="attachment_2241" align="alignnone" width="300"] Celebrating Grandpa's birthday in 2009.[/caption]