Saturday, November 03, 2012
FWIW - I think Bloomberg canceling the NYC Marathon was the wrong decision, but what's done is done.
BUT - if you are trained and ready and in the area, drive about 1+ hour north to Goshen NY and try out the Hambletonian Marathon course. This event is scheduled to start in 2013, so its completely unofficial, and there will be some, but not full race support - but its a marathon course. And there is no charge.
NYC was expecting $350 Million in economic impact from the race. If we can can get a few extra dollars into *our* local economy, this post was worth it.
Monday, October 22, 2012
My official 10K time was 1:04:47, which means my pace was 10:27. Which is about normal.
So my next goal is a speed one. 2 years ago I started running a Turkey Trot and this year will be the 3rd time I do it. My goal is a sub 30 min time. Considering in my last Triathlon, I completed the 5K portion in 31 min....and this was after swimming and biking. I almost wonder if I am setting too low a goal, but it seems like a SMART goal. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time(deadline).
Goal setting is a very individual thing. Some set weightloss goals. Some restrict foods, add water or look at fitness minutes. While weightloss was why I started with SparkPeople, it quickly changed to racing and personal challenges. About 1 month into my time here, I changed my ticker to Fitness Minutes because I found it more motivating. The weightloss takes care of itself while the training and "The Next Race" is what drives me.
What drives you? What are your SMART goals for the next few months? (At least until New Years rolls around and you can make some new ones.)
Saturday, October 20, 2012
OCC does a good race. This one was a fundraiser for a local family recovering from a serious motorcycle accident, and motorcycle safety. It was well organized, nice goodie bag, closed road lane to run in. Weather cooperated. 60, beautiful sunny, very light breeze.
I was solo so no pictures, but there was a photog, and perhaps they will give one as they did with march race.
If youve seen the tv show, you have an impression of the OC Chopper family. It may be true, but I can tell you the company supports many local causes...not just for the publicity, because they believe its the right thing for businesses to do.
Too bad I dont have $80,000 for a motorcycle.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
I will be running my first 10K on Saturday. I am not ready. I am going to do it anyway.
Rewind: post triathlon season I was looking for another goal to work towards and Orange County Choppers posted they were having a 5k/10k. Seemed like the 10k was the logical thing. Simultaneously, I started working and my exercise time was drastically shortened. And friend of mine reminded me that we were going to have a playdate that same day. Reluctantly, 10k got backburnered.
Low and behold, last Saturday, friend called me up. People were cancelling on her playdate party right and left,so she was going to cancel the party. I wrestled with my conscience and decided I could go someother time...I was going to do that 10k
Even though I am not ready. I haven't been running in a week, my longest distance was 5 miles and I havent done that in a month. Gonna do it anyway.
"Last to finish " beats " did not finish" trumps "did not start."
Saturday, October 13, 2012
I've been avoiding the scale. CHICKEN. Not working out like I should, food fest (good choices, but excess calories are still excess). My belly is pooching out again. I use my Wii Balance board as my scale. And I got this little slice of good news...
Not sure whether to believe the scale as usually I weigh myself in my PJs and today I had sweatshirt, jeans & belt. I set the clothing adjust; it said I lost 3 lbs. Another trial when the house is warmer will make me feel more comfortable with celebrating the loss. I'm happy enough about the balance test for today.
Incidentally - When I move firewood, I usually file it under "Moving Heavy Boxes" Thoughts Sparkers? Can you think of a more appropriate entry?
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