Saturday, April 30, 2011
April was a truly odd month for me...recovering from an injury, which limited my physical activity, which made me irritable and honestly, unmotivated to eat healthy.
I'm a planning type of person so when things don't go according to plan...I adjust and make a whole new plan--sometimes even planning the time to make the new plan...Yup...NUTS! It's just what I do. I was suppose to start my 10k training which would lead to half marathon training...yup...didn't plan on NOT starting the training this month...so new plan!
I did some soul searching and had plenty of chats with my husband and my bestie. I realized that I don't LOVE running like I once did. I was relieved when I didn't get drawn for the Nike+ Women's Marathon and I can't fathom having to run 5 hilly miles tomorrow to be able to say I started my training in April. Instead, I'm turning my focus from striving for more miles...to striving for faster miles. I will start training...on May 2 for my 10k in July. The faster I get on my miles...the less time I spend running...and the more time I'll have available for strength, agility, soccer, and a renewed interest in yoga. Turning up the intensity will help me fall in love with running again...I'm already excited to start my "new plan"....Hello Month 5 "May"nia!
The "May"nia Plan
Start training...for reals this month. I'm giving myself 40 minutes of run time twice a week and will hopefully increase the distance each time. One day a week I will run 5 miles and increase up to 8 miles over the 8 weeks...with the goal of not running more then an hour at a time...yup...that'd make me average a 7.5 minute mile...BooYah! Doing it!!...by July 4th!!
OK...brace yourselves...I've been kicking around the idea of becoming a Personal Trainer and Certified Nutritionist. Again...chats with the hubby and bestie have made me realize that I do both to some degree already. Tracking and preparing food for my household, encouraging others to eat healthy and exercise, sharing articles and healthy recipes (thank you SparkPeople.com) that I find online. After quite a bit of research and analysis (shocking...I know), I decided to start this journey...in Month 5 "May"nia!
May will be the month of reviving the love of something old and embarking on a journey of my new love...health and fitness!
TRY SOMETHING NEW...IF NOT EVERY DAY...EVERY WEEK...OR EVERY MONTH. Encourage and be encouraged that someone tries!