Motivation Monday: Two Truths and a Lie


In my Instagram bio, I list that I am a runner, writer, and yogi. And for the past year, one of those things has been a big, fat lie.

I've mentioned before that SanBriego essentially started out as a running blog, way back in 2013 when I was training for my first marathon. But after the marathon was over, so were regular running posts. Instead, for the next year or so, I stuck to sporadic Motivation Monday updates and half marathon race recaps.

Except I ran and recapped my last half in March 2014. I posted my last Motivation Monday eight months later. And even that was almost a year ago. Running and I have had a tough time this year and I don't really have a good reason for it. Work, school, the humidity, blah blah blah. They're all excuses and not even good ones.

Three weeks ago I decided to start running again. Which went great... for about 5 days. Then it was two more weeks of pizza and beer and a little bit of yoga. In the form of savasanas... in my bed... in the AC. That counts right?

Needless to say, I am in the absolute worst shape of my life and I have decided that I'm basically over it. I will not gain another pound. I will not let 2015 go by without running a single half. I will not claim to be a runner when my sneakers are literally hidden under cobwebs (gross and terrifying). That ends today. And it starts with accountability. Because posting my weekly workout recaps here on the blog is extremely motivating to me and a good record of my running progress.

So here's to new running clothes and miles and regular Motivation Monday posts again. See you on the pavement (anddddd right here, same time, next week)!

9/7/15-9/13/15 Fitness Log: 
  • ran 4 days for a total of 12.1 miles 
9/14/15-9/20/15 Fitness Log: 
  • ran 0 days 
9/21/15-9/27/15 Fitness Log: 
  • ran 0 days 
Unknown said...

Sticking to a regular routine is tough! Looking forward to reading about your journey back to running!

Raquel Rosenbalm said...

I've been in the same funk since June. I think it has a lot to do with my school schedule, and really enjoying the little sleep I get instead of choosing to go without in order to run at 4 am. However, I too am really just over it. I'm back up in weight, and I feel miserable SO it's time to change it back up. Looking forward to reading your future "Motivation Monday" posts again!

jen @ marshmallows and margaritas said...

I'm basically in the same boat. I did try doing a barre challenge in February (at the beginning of training for a May half marathon), but I hurt my knee the day before Valentine's Day and it is STILL giving me trouble. But I am so, so over it (and definitely over not fitting into my clothes), so I decided I just need to suck it up and figure out a way to get in shape without further injuring or exacerbating the knee thing. You are definitely onto something with the accountability -- I started a separate instagram account for fitness check-ins and it has really helped keep me motivated.

Unknown said...

Hi Bri,

I live in OB and am getting back in the swing of running since having a baby in April. On my own, I manage to run about once a week. My goal is 2-4 times per week 2-4 miles. Any chance you want to see if we're a good fit to run together and hold one another accountable? I run with the stroller and our routes are usually the sunset cliffs loop or the bike path along the channel. I could do a mix of mornings before (6am) or evenings (6pm) after work. Let me know what you think.

SanBriego said...

Thanks for the comments guys! Unfortunately I didn't do so great in my first week since declaring this but that's what this is for! And Lauren - I would so love to! Email me at so that we can coordinate! xo