It’s Tuesday which means that it’s not Monday. I think that is a major reason to celebrate.
I’ve got a handful of days left to get myself out and running before the 5k. Definitely think I will be falling in the walking category for most of it but I will be happy to put an official 5k behind me. I’m up to running about 1.5 miles without needing to walk. I hope I can keep keep this up
So I just hit submit!
Here we go! Goal set, credit card charged, no turning back!
I’m wondering, any advice for first time runners?
Filed under Fitness, goals
I alluded last week to a fitness challenge that I have planned for the month of July. I definitely need a goal to keep myself moving so here it is!
I plan on doing 100 miles of fitness miles in the month of July. Between the last push for training for my first 5k, walking the dog, biking with the husband, and hiking in Boulder this is definitely a very doable goal. I have been down and out for the better part of the last month, feeling run down and congested. No better way to get back on it then to set some health and fitness goals.
To kick things off, we biked 13.6 miles this morning before it got hot. I also did a jog/walk of about 2 miles. My GPS crapped out on me but that is my best guess. I also have 2 miles of mild walking while I was still getting over this sinus business. So far, the total is 17.6 miles!
On top of the mileage goal, I also plan on eating better, drinking more water, and taking my vitamins! More details to come! If I stick to it, I will owe myself a treat at the end of the month! I’m thinking mani/pedi. If you want to track your mileage and share, let me know!
I’m wondering, how do you keep yourself on track?
This morning I had grand plans to get up and work out. I even laid out my clothes ahead of time. I had the water bottle ready and the shoes by the front door. Then 5:40 came around and my bed was just too cozy. I started the morning down on myself as I had already put myself behind on my goals for the day. I went to get in the shower and there was no hot water left and my mood continued to get worse. I was getting mad at myself for being angry because there was nothing really I could be angry about. I was already in the cycle of negative thinking and I was ready to crawl back in bed and give it a better try in a few hours. Unfortunately, I am part of the working class and had to be somewhere this morning so getting back in bed was not an option. I had to suck it up, get dressed, and get moving.
The Husband and I got everything together this morning and decided to grab a quick bite out so that we wouldn’t leave dishes in the sink all day. As I headed to get my car out the garage IT HAPPENED! A neighbor that I have never met complimented my dress choice for the day. I have never met this person and just was ready to say the obligatory “Good Morning” and be on my way and she stopped me to give me a compliment. I don’t think this woman knows what kind of mood I was in but she brightened my day. Just one compliment from a stranger and I had to realize that my day was going to be ok.
Even though I felt behind on my goals, we had successfully gotten out of the door in one piece, have jobs to go to, and a little extra cash to grab breakfast out. So what if I didn’t get my workout in this morning, I will do it when I get home. So what if I started my day in a crumby mood. It doesn’t mean I can’t change today.
Just remember that a compliment to a stranger (or a friend) may go further than you think! And remember, you are great!