Tuesday, October 23, 2012
"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping." ---Chinese Proverb
For my half marathon on Nov. 10, here's the plan:
10/23-25 (1 day): 10 miles.
10/27: 8 miles.
11/3: 4-6 miles.
11/10: half marathon, 13.1 miles completed.
Try to work in 2 workouts of 2-3 miles a week.
After the HM, my plan is:
Work on consistency: do 2-3 workouts of 2-4 miles per week, while keeping a long "run" of 6-8 miles.
Work on running more: instead of focusing on distance, I want to work on speed.
Work on strength training: build up muscles to run better and burn more calories, also will help tone my figure a bit.
Drink more water, more regularly. (Goal: 85 ounces of non-caffeinated/sugar drinks)
Spin the SparkWheel daily.
Read all Bombshell posts every 1-2 days.
Actively respond to Bombshells.
Participate in all challenges.
Getting to sleeping by 11:00 pm most nights, 9:30 pm for early mornings.
Work on getting better time management skills.
Get doctor check ups done, any problems resolved.
Track at least part of my food each day. (Goal: tracking all day, every day.)
Work on getting into calorie range. (lowering what calories I eat.)
Have at least 1 fruit and 2 veggies per day.
Figure out 1 new meal (or meal combination) per week.
Exercise more often. (Goal: at least 20 minutes/day, 5 days/week.)
Up my daily steps. (First Goal: 4,000 steps/day.)
More walking/running. (Goal: 2-3 times per week.)
Add Strength Training. (Goal: 1-3 times per week.)
Add stretching/yoga/foam roller. (Goal: at least 1 day/week.)
Train for and do a half marathon on November 10th. (Goal: finish, must complete in 6.5 hours. Hoping to complete closer to 4 hours.)
Monday: trail walk/run--work on running.
Tuesday: cardio (or be active), strength training.
Wednesday: yoga/stretching, walking parking lot while daughter is in church (no adult services on Wednesday).
Thursday: TNT, strength training.
Friday: rest, or yoga/stretching.
Saturday: long run group--work on distance, work on running if possible.
Sunday: rest, or yoga/stretching, possibly strength training.
Get involved with AHG (with my daughter) and stay organized (and preferably ahead) in what I'm doing there.
Pray about church involvement, that I find the right job for me.
Homeschool (preschool and kindergarten) more often. (Goal: 3-5 times per week.)
Write some of my story/novel. (Goal: write at least 1 time/week.)
Finish at least laundry and 1 house chore per week.
Like I said, I won't be perfect...but I've got something to strive for.