In addition to running everyday, one of my goals for 2014 is to experience different types of races. Yes, I have done the Color Run before (twice), and I have ran countless 5k’s, a 10k, and a half marathon. And I want to continue to work on that half marathon distance, as well as my 5k speed. But I also want to compliment that training with some strength training. I’m not talking about lifting a few weights; I want to challenge myself to do things that I honestly don’t know weather or not I can do! And what better way to enjoy strength training and push my limits then trying out an obstacle race?
Happy limbo weekend! Haha! I heard the term Limbo weekend on the Today show this morning; it means the weekend between Christmas and New Years! I loved it, so I am probably going to be saying it all weekend! Yes, I’m officially a nerd.
Anywho …. I wanted to drop in and see what kind of running goals everyone has for this coming year?
We are in the final 9-week countdown of my very first half marathon! I decided to go ahead and post my own plan of action to make myself more accountable to it. This is basically the same plan that I have been following for a while: mixing in cross training with short and long runs; adding an extra mile to my long run every two weeks.
Of course, if you find this plan helpful, you may want to modify it to use for your own training!
Before starting this plan I would suggest that you are already physically able to run 6 miles easy and running regularly about 3 times a week. Continue reading
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.
Spring break is over here in Central Florida. It’s time to get serious about classes, because finals are quickly approaching. Not only that, but it is officially mid-March and there are several goals I wanted to have accomplished by now and I’m feeling a little off track. In sight of that, I decided to refocus on how I like to go about tackling daunting goals.
Being that I am extremely on the type A end of the personality spectrum, I am constantly setting new goals and new intentions for myself. Most of my goals are pretty big picture; not unrealistic or impractical, but I just appreciate the challenge. I have found though that sometimes it helps to set smaller scale, what I call ‘pint-sized’ goals along the way, to make the larger objectives seem less daunting.
This can be used in terms of fitness, health, as well as achieving professional aspirations, educational, or personal goals, among other things. Really any goal you have can and should be broken down into bites.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Oprah is right about one thing, beginning a new year is always an exciting moment. Resolutions are fantastic if you have something that you really want to change about yourself, for example to quit smoking or to be a better friend. However, at this point in my life I am truly thankful for the woman who I am, and I am at peace with the natural life changes I am going through. I have found that resolutions often go unaccomplished and are forgotten about the moment things start to get rough. I do want to take this time though to reflect on some of the lessons I learned in 2012, and to layout my goals for 2013.