Friday, March 11, 2011
So, I was really hung up on this fitness goal thing. But after thinking it over (and reading about how having a goal improves your performance SO MUCH), I figured I had to come up with something. Livingproof's comment really helped: what did I like about sports, back when I played and was working out 7 days a week? Well, it was being outside with my friends. So I needed to come up with a goal that combined outdoors with people that matter.
After much discussion, my little sister and I have signed up for a Muddy Buddy race in November in LA (where she lives)! It's a 6 mile run+bike race that you do with a buddy, and you alternate running and biking, and there are all these crazy obstacles you go through, and at the end of the race you have to crawl through a mud pit to get to the finish line. Sounds crazy, but awesome! And it hits the two big points: outdoors and with my sister, who, obviously, I love.
The only thing is, November is SO LONG FROM NOW. So, I might sign up for a half-marathon in Philadelphia in early September. I ran it 5 years ago, and it would be pretty fabulous if I could beat my time from before. That way, I have kind of a two-stage goal... I just picked up a book "Half Marathon: You Can Do It!" and am going to figure out what kind of training schedule I need for something that's six months away.
Thanks for the advice, I'm actually looking forward to this! :)