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Hold on to your Hats folks!!

12 Aug

There’s a shocker coming up!

The Galloway plan for the week called for

Tuesday 45 minute run/walk
Thursday 45 minute run/walk
Saturday 7 miles

What actually happened is:

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So, yeah…nothing. That’s right – Nada, Zip, Zero and Nil. And as you might be able to imagine I beat myself up quite a bit for missing out on all of my runs for the week. But, Saturday, for the first time in a VERY long time, I spent the day with nothing in pain. Not even a little. Not even the standard “old lady getting out of bed” creakiness or stiffness.

Back on the train this week though because the miles, they are going to only get bigger from here on out!!

I need to remind myself that I have a pretty busy schedule coming up the next few months too and the more I do now, the better I’ll feel then!

To Recap:

Hogsback Half Marathon  – Sept 27
Hershey Half Marathon  – Oct 19
Marine Corps Marathon – Oct 26 (oh, and hey! Wouldn’t it be cool if you made a donation here? Think how motivating that would be for me!!)
Wine & Dine Half Marathon – Nov 8
#Dopey15 (5K+10K+HalfMarathon+Marathon)  – Jan 8-11
Houston Half Marathon – Jan 18
Georgia Half Marathon – Mar 22
Paris Marathon – Apr 19
and, the newly added (insert eye roll at my lack of self-control here)
Pixie Dust Challenge (10K + Half marathon) – May something…

See? I really need to get going!! Or, I need to get some help 🙂

Hope everything is going great for you all! 

 

Weekly Wrapup – Sunday Funday!

13 Jul

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So,

Week 2 is in the books —

I actually started the week writing down my goals for the week, on an index card. This included my runs and other workouts. Something to know about me is I’ve never been so great at setting goals (other than – do NOT DNF this race! so you see they’re mostly made on the fly…) I think having things written down and keeping track throughout the week helped a lot!

So let’s see what happened 🙂

The Galloway plan for the week called for
Tuesday 45 minute run/walk
Thursday 45 minute run/walk
Saturday 4 miles

Tuesday — I actually ended up doing this one on Wednesday morning. Tuesday morning whilst doing my 30-day Shred my Achilles/calf tightened up so I wanted to wait it out. It wasn’t 100% on Wed so most of my 45 minutes was walking. I threw in a few intervals to see how things felt and did alright. 3 miles.
Thursday — Did this one after work on Thursday. 3 miles again
Saturday — Saturday morning I did the Hartford Marathon Foundation Red Dress Run for Women — recap here!! Not the 4 miles on the schedule but I got out there! 3 miles (Well, 3.3 according to Map My Run
I’m 1 mile short of my Galloway goal for this week. Debating making this up tomorrow.

I also didn’t get to the Jillian/Firm workouts as much as I’d hoped but, frankly, got to them more than I have recently so that’s a win, right?

I realized a biggie this week — that getting up and getting it done first thing in the morning makes my whole day better. I am also guessing that this will help it become more of a habit than a chore!

Other than the workouts, I didn’t get a whole lot done. And I have a whole lot that needs doing!! So time to spread the motivation to other things too.

Finishing up my goals for this next week and looking forward to another great one. On my list for this week is to re-engage in some Bikram. It helps with so many areas of my life it seems kind of nuts to not go back!!

Hope you’re all making big plans for the upcoming week!!

How frequently do you set goals for yourself? Do you think it helps to write them down?

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Monday Check In

21 Apr

Okay — so last week I set some goals with the hope that whatever had gone wrong with my leg on Saturday would be “cured” by Monday. So I decided to check in here and re-set for the week. And, as always, a couple of random thoughts near the end!

It wasn’t *completely* better but good enough for me to take a shot at things.

So, on the Plank Challenge:
I only got Day 10 and Day 11 done 😦

plankPlank Challenge  this week:
Day 12 – (4 sets of 45 seconds)
Day 13 – (3 sets of 60 seconds)
Day 14 – (4 sets of 45 seconds)
Day 15 – (3 sets of 60 seconds)
Day 16 – Rest Day
Day 17 – (2 sets of 90 seconds)
Day 18 – (3 sets of 60 seconds)

Did a wee bit better on the Wall Sit Challenge:
I got days 10, 11 and 12 done :/

wall sitWall Sit Challenge this week:
Day 13 – (130 seconds)
Day 14 – (140 seconds)
Day 15 – (150 seconds)
Day 16 – (160 seconds)
Day 17 – (170 seconds)
Day 18 – (180 seconds)
Day 19 – (190 seconds)

Running mileage? Well, I got a lot of walking miles in – for a total of 15. There was a little jogging but not too much 😦

Mileage Goals for this week:
Tuesday – 2.5 miles
Wednesday – 2.5 miles
Thursday – 2.5 miles
Saturday – 5 miles
Sunday – Running the Glastonbury River Run 5K (3.1 miles)

So the lesson I’ve learned here is that it’s really pretty embarrassing to have to report how much I *didn’t* do this week! And I’d really rather not have to do the same next Monday so…let’s just get to it shall we?!! (And of course by “we” I mean “me!)

Happy Boston Marathon Monday!! Tune in and see some amazing people conquering an amazing event!!

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If you’re not into that kind of thing, then Happy Monday!!

 

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Also, a special shout-out to my sister today – she knows why 🙂 Thinking of you this morning and I love you!!!

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My sister Mary — looks like it’s Rodeo time!!!

Planning…Always Planning…

13 Apr

Hoping that I am able to put this weekend’s aches and pains behind me this week so that I can get on with gettin’ on!!

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All true! Borrowed from http://www.runningrachel.com

Part of why I wanted to start blogging was to 1. Record my 2013 runDisney adventure (which, it’s coming…really it is!!) and B. to have some accountability working towards my training/healthy eating goals. I figure if I put it out there, and a few people see it, then I can’t keep coming back on Saturday night with all the reasons why I sat on my butt all week or ate that bag of jelly beans/box of cookies (which, I wouldn’t do, but there *is* some junk eating happening every now and then!)

So starting with this week, I’ll be posting my weekly workout plans/goals in the hope that throwing it out there will make it more embarrassing to skip when I plan to report out on Monday morning!

**Goals for this week**

Resume Plank Challenge with         plank

Day 10 (4 sets of 45 second planks)
Day 11 (3 sets of 60 second planks)
Day 12 (4 sets of 45 second planks)
Day 13 (3 sets of 60 second planks)
Day 14 (4 sets of 45 second planks)
Day 15 (3 sets of 60 second planks)
Day 16 – happily a rest day!!

 

Resume Wall Sit Challenge with                 wall sit

Day 10 (100 seconds)
Day 11 (110 seconds)
Day 12 (120 seconds)
Day 13 (130 seconds)
Day 14 (140 seconds)
Day 15 (150 seconds)
Day 16 (160 seconds)

 

Get on my running plan

Tuesday – 2 Miles
Wednesday – 2 Miles
Thursday – 2 MIles
Saturday – 5 Miles
Sunday – 5 Miles

I am committed to not only running the Marine Corps Marathon in October and the Dopey Challenge in January, but I am committed to enjoying myself and finishing STRONG. And it’s going to take a lot of work to get there. So I need to resolve these issues with my leg(s) and get going!

Otherwise, the chances of me becoming one with my couch are far too great!!

 

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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