Training during the holiday season is tough. But you’re all tougher! Finding the strength to stay sober requires thought and effort throughout the day, every day. Training for a half or full marathon only requires a few hours of effort a few days a week. You can all do that!
The challenge is finding time in your schedule, which may be quite a bit different this week than it would be during a non-holiday week. But that’s life. Sometimes it’s easy to accomplish everything you want to do in a given day or week, and sometimes it’s hard. It doesn’t mean it’s impossible; it just means you have to take some time to plan ahead and figure out how to make it work.
Training for the Marathon is just like preparing for success in the rest of your life. Keep focused on the long term goal, and find a way to take steps every day to get closer to it. Visualize yourself succeeding, and you’ll be that much more motivated to continue making progress.
As my grandmother often told me, “If something is important to you, you make the time to do it”. Those are words I live by. I encourage you to do the same.