24 Hours in a Day

20 Nov

Before I ran a marathon a few weeks ago, one of my friends I was training with said to me: ‘the way I stop myself getting scared is by thinking this is just 4 hours out of 24 hours in my day, 4 hours of discomfort for the most amazing feeling when I finish.’ 

This week, I’ve been keeping this brilliant idea at the forefront of my mind.

My ‘witching hours’ are between 4 and 8pm, when I’m tired, a bit fed up at work and want to slip into a glass of merlot. 

Like clockwork, it’s come again today, the subtle creep of wolfie’s seduction dance. I can taste the wine and anticipate myself relaxing, but I won’t give in. 

I’m keeping focused and strong, it’s just 4 hours out of my day where he creeps in, and I’ll feel amazing tomorrow when I’ve kicked his arse. 

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6 Responses to “24 Hours in a Day”

  1. momma bee November 20, 2013 at 4:39 pm #

    Love it~ God Bless you running a full marathon. I have run a few HM and I thought the same thing, less than 3 hours you are done and you can wear your medal so proud. I have the same witching hours, 6-10. I will think of it the same way, just get thru the evening only a short part of your whole day. I found hitting the gym after work, dinner and a shower really helps some days.

  2. FitFatFood November 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm #

    Gym is always good. I have a scheduled treat this evening, a facial at 7:45pm, so I just need to make it to then, which I will.

  3. FitFatFood November 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm #

    This is just brilliant to read in moments of craving- http://soberistas.com/profiles/blogs/what-if-i-just-have-one-drink-where-s-the-harm

  4. momma bee November 20, 2013 at 8:01 pm #

    Thanks for sharing, FFF. I just read that post on Soberistas. That was me so many days…. so many times. One drink is NEVER just one~ EVER.

  5. carrieonsober November 21, 2013 at 6:54 am #

    It will pass, it will pass, it will pass. Is one of my faves.
    And from the wonderful Mrs D
    It had stopped being fun
    It had stopped being fun
    It had stopped being fun

    Never give up trying x

    • FitFatFood November 21, 2013 at 10:07 am #

      I love the ‘it stopped being fun’ one. So true.

      Another mantra to add to the toolkit 🙂

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