Friday, October 18, 2013

Goals for the next (Nov 1 2013 to Oct 31 2014)

Start of my goals for the coming year.....

1-exercise AND track the exercise more consistently

2-Run more miles--according to my dailymile thing I've done 785 in the last 4 years; 75 in the last year--must aim higher LOL.  start low aim big. 3 times a week I will be out running; as the miles increase, when I reach 4 miles, I will only run long miles ONE time that week. the other two days will be 3 or 4 miles run.

1st week run 1/2 mile
3rd week run 1 mile
5th week run 1.5 miles
7th week run 2 miles
9th week run 2.5 miles
11th week run 3 miles
13th week run 3.5 miles
15th week run 4 miles
17th week run 4.5 miles
19th week run 5 miles
21st week run 5.5 miles
23rd week run 6 miles
25th week run 6.5 miles
27th week run 7 miles
29th week run 7.5 miles
31st week run 8 miles
33rd week run 8.5 miles
35th week run 9 miles
37th week run 9.5 miles
39th week run 10 miles
41st week run 10.5 miles
43rd week run 11 miles
45th week run 11.5 miles
47th week run 12 miles
49th week run 12.5 miles
51st week run 13 miles
52nd week run 13.5

Thursday, October 17, 2013 heart dropped to my stomach

It's official-I canceled my trip to Philly today. I hate being an adult sometimes...but I had to do it. While the government "shutdown" is over-we STILL don't know when we will get paid (it sucked working for free for 3 weeks but sux worse not knowing when you're gonna get paid for that work). I'm trying not to be disgruntle (besides what good would it do?) and it's definitely given me incentive to become "debt free" and use the money I would have used for Philly to pay on my credit card.

A bonus for not going to Philly is that I don't have to feel ashamed for not being further along on my training. I used every excuse in the book to NOT work out and 80 percent of the time it worked.  Sometimes old dogs just don't learn new tricks! But I'm not going to feel bad anymore for slacking (no one knows how much I slacked besides YOU guys and who YOU gonna tell!!??? LOL) and wipe the slate as clean as possible. Today's a new day and there are several races in the future.  I'm opting to stay pretty close to home for races until further notice.  This shut down really got to me and really showed the importance of being frugile.  My health IS important but I don't need to travel 870 miles and need to stay in a hotel for 5 days.

Have a great night!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

knocking me down but not out....

Not really sure what to write except that at least writing isn't costing me money!! What a last few weeks many of us have had. Realizations setting in that some things just aren't in my future. Like participating in the Philly Half Marathon and spending a wonderful few days in the city in which my family grew up in. As all of you know, the government has "shut down" and are with-holding funds from many folks, including myself. While I am not "furloughed" I am working for no pay; as are many who work for them. Programs are shut down and money is running out for many. I really have no idea how or what to think and what thoughts do come into mind aren't pleasant. Since there is no money coming in and we are needing to dip into savings I've canceled my trip to Philly. Part of me is heart broken while the other part of me senses it's for the best. Due to family health issues I've spent most of the summer driving back and forth from my folks house. While I can't do much to ease my fathers pain and my mothers dispare; I CAN and WILL be there. These trips cost more than just money, it's cost training plans/time needed to prepare. While I know I can complete 13.1 miles, I wasn't going to complete it as I hoped-running. I know there is a bigger better plan and I'll patiently await said plans. And boy does it get dark early! boooooo, I like my sun light! sorry...ding...subject change! Anyhow...what's a girl to do while waiting for the bigger better plan to show? Make her own plans! Ha ha I haven't decided on a plan but I'll get to it. I did pack 285 packs with my "Think of Me" AdvoCare postcards! I'd show you a picture but my ipad does not like blogger. I've also started plotting local races I'd like to do with my running buddy (gingerbread run here we come!) and expanding my reading list. ok so..not such a fun blog post BUT I wanted to write something. I miss writing! have a great rest of the week!