Thursday, November 01, 2012
October was a good month for me! I was training for HM#5 which occupied much of my fitness goals which was a good thing. In the eating department I did not start off the month very well especially around HM time when I used a whole week to binge eat and called it "carb" loading...urgh! Sometimes I find that racing especially long distances are a distraction from cleaning up bad eating habits. Anyhow, I have been back on track which is a good thing. Trying to limit my sugar. I even succeeded on Halloween night which is a good thing...although with the amount of candy currently in my house, no promises for this weekend on that one.
Anyhow, November is my birthday month which means I really need to step it up a notch, plus Thanksgiving too which means fam time and time OFF of work. I do want to make sure that I use that time to be productive whether it be fun activities or just general housekeeping items, there is nothing more than having a lazy day on a day off and feeling like crap after that because I did not do more. Not this time around, I plan on making this month count!
Anyhow, here are the results for October...
#1 - PR Half Marathon on 10/21 - There I said it! Completely possible as this course is FLAT and known to be a big race for people looking to Boston Qualify! - DONE
#2 - LOOK up, RESEARCH and finally DO a strength training routine - I am starting to be really good about doing weights at the gym but I have no idea of what I am actually doing out there. - PFFFFF, completely avoided...ridiculous, I looked up a plan on bodybuilding.com and I made the executive decision that I don't like lifting weights. I have been incorporating strength training into my gym workouts though...I swear!
#3 - Clean up my Fridays - no more eating out for lunch (if so salad) and when I get home I need to stick with the diet plan! - Eh, good except for ONE Friday
#4 - No meat for the month of October - I feel so much better when I don't have it, seafood is ok - YUP, DONE, hard too!
#5 - Book another race immediately after HM - so I do not become complacent - UH, to date, nope, in my defense I have tried, I swear but these kids with their d@mn indoor soccer now are truly messing this up, I tried two times to register for 5Ks and each time something conflicted
#6 - Fun October Stuff a) haunted house b) pumpkin patch c) carve pumpkins - ALL DONE!! Yup, a, b, c
#7 - Two new healthy recipes, I will eat it if I cook it - YUP, a chilli that I found in the Scott Jurek vegetarian book and a fish dish
#8 - Redo DS#1's bedroom, requires online shopping and the one thing that I hate, painting - HALF way there, room is painted, bed set is in, decals are on the way and curtains too
Now onto November here goes...
#1. Complete 2 races of any distances this month
#2. Go to a museum on my birthday
#3. Dictate what I want to do on my birthday so I will not be disappointed with DH's hair brained schemes
#4. Thanksgiving craft
#5. Start Christmas shopping THIS month
#6. Write weekly blogs about goal progress
#7. Find at least two new running routes
#8. Go see some type of show, comedy, play etc
#9. Get mileage back up to at least 10M by month end
#10. Track fitness on Spark for the month