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20 Jul

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AKA – wrapping up my week!! It wasn’t a good one ya’ll…

The Galloway plan for the week called for

Tuesday 45 minute run/walk
Thursday 45 minute run/walk
Saturday 3 miles

I will start by saying, I was lacking in motivation this week. Even starting a new DietBet on Monday couldn’t get me moving as much as I needed to…<sad clown>

Tuesday — I did this Thursday afternoon. No real reason except for laziness on my part. I did make it a full 3 miles and I did take a bit less than the scheduled 45 minutes. So, there’s that.
Thursday — So, Saturday I did the Hartford Run or Dye 5K  (recap coming!) and made the decision in the car that this would be my second 45 minute workout of the week. And I did it in about 43 minutes. And it was closer to 3.5 so…again. There’s that 🙂
Saturday — I had intentions of getting up on Sunday to do my 3. I didn’t. So, I’m adding an extra 3 miler to my goals for this week. Hoping to get it done tomorrow before I go to the doctor

And, didn’t do so bad on my other goals that I’m tracking. My non-#Dopey15 goals. But I didn’t do a tremendous job either.  I got in a Jillian workout – but something in the cardio in this workout causes my calf to feel really strained so I may make this an “extra” – once my running gets on a more steady/reliable schedule. But given the choice between doing this workout and getting in the miles — I need the miles more

I didn’t get to the hot room this week either — I know once I start back and get in THAT groove, it’ll be a piece of cake.  Again, it’s just getting started…

On the bright side, I think I am improving a little bit. I do need to work on being more consistent…So, starting a new week tomorrow and hoping for a burst of motivation!

Hoping everyone is enjoying their summer weekends! We’ve been pretty lucky weather-wise the last couple of weekends…I can only hope this holds up!!


Looking Ahead…

12 Jan
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Well, my running year did not end on a great note. And so far this year is not starting off much better.

But I have GREAT plans!!! And some goals need to be set because my BIG BIG goal is to run the runDisney #DopeyChallenge next January.

Just this morning, I deferred my entry for the Houston Aramco Half Marathon and it makes me sad to do it. This is really one of my favorite events, mainly because  it’s in my hometown, but also because it’s very well done. And Flat. Ish. And if you know me, you know how important that part is!  I’m happy that I am doing it “officially”, though,  because this means I don’t have to go through the lottery for next year (Much more on my next January later!)  I am still going to have take a shot at the 5K  though, even if I have to walk/limp the whole thing!

Up next is the runDisney #GlassSlipperChallenge. This will be a 10K on Saturday and a Half Marathon on Sunday. I’m sitting out Houston expecting to be much further along in my recovery than I am now. To that, I am planning on – finally – making a visit to a *real* specialist on Monday. There’s a walk-in (hahah!) orthopedic clinic right up the street and ortho help is what I need. I hope.

Also on my radar for this year is another shot at the Marine Corps Marathon – another favorite! They’re moving to a lottery this year so in order to make sure I get in, I’m going to get in on the Marine Corps 17.75 – it’s a 17.75 K race just outside of the Marine Corps Base at Quantico VA. Finishing this will give me guaranteed entry to the big show!! There are also a couple other events sponsored by the great folks (yeah, the Marines!) from the Marine Corps Marathon that I may have a peek at!

Locally, I’m in for the Greater Hartford Quarter Marathon, the Solstice Sprint 5K and for the second time, the Hogsback Half Marathon!

There’s also a slew of Hartford Marathon Foundation events that I haven’t signed up for, but you know I’ll be there!!

And the random “special” events…Like the Hartford Run or Dye in July – I’m in!! And there’s a “Run for the Bulls” in Bermuda at the end of March that I’m planning on doing with my friend Sharon – who happens to be a Bermuda expert so it’s going to be a super fun trip!!

Besides running, I’m really NEEDING to get back to Bikram – trying to save my pennies for that one but hope to be ready to sign up by the end of next month – then, since I’m working from home it’ll just be a matter of scheduling it so I can go many days a week!

So, right now it’s a very haphazard plan, but once it’s written down – training plans can be set up and really, the goal is to get me to #DopeyChallenge in good shape and ready to have fun!

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