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Weekend and Starting Over

Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Monday, everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!

Here is my weekend recap:

Friday, go out with the hubs... stay out too late, drink too much. But at least I got some dancing in!!
Saturday, go to DMV, get nails done, meet hubs for lunch, hit the mall for some quick shopping, to my mom's to pick up some things she had for us, to dinner, then finally home.
Sunday, Jingle Bell 5k!!!!! We (hubs and I) We left about 6am, missed the tram we needed by about 30 seconds and had to wait 15 minutes for the next one. FINALLY made it to downtown Seattle and met up with KIMCOLLINS! My first real life SparkFriend meeting! We ran the race, (31:30 by our watches) and met up again with Kim and Mr. W for some breakfast. After that we said our goodbyes to our new friends and spent several hours shopping in Seattle. We made the trip in, we might as well! Finally got home around 4:30 and we were POOOOOOPED!!!! A little cleaning so we could remain sane, then shower and couch time. We got to bed at a decent time too.

I am hurting today!!! I knew I would be since I've been a lazy @$$ the last several weeks. And this is certainly something I have been talking about and taking ZERO action. I'm all talk these days. So far I have managed 5 squats in the bathroom today! That's more than I have done in weeks (other than the race). It is a combination of things that I use as excuses to avoid the gym. First, I've gotten lazy with packing my gym back and sandwich at night. Sometimes I'll pack my gym bag, but then I wake up "too tired" so I unpack it and get ready. What I should really be doing is packing that bag and putting it into my car the night before.

Anyway - Scott agreed this morning to run the Hot Chocolate 5k with me!!! HOLY CRAP! I didn't think that was going to happen!!! So, this means I need to come up with some kind of training schedule. I think I will plan for the first 6 months of 2013. I will plan my races and my necessary training for them. I would like to do a half marathon sometime in June, or roughly 1/2 way through the year. If I want to do this I need to plan. I need to find a training schedule, I need to set up incentives. I need to do something.

I did so great this year and now I am having such a hard time doing anything other than work and sleep! I am VERY VERY VERY thankful I have not gained any weight during this time, but I know that I am probably starting to lose some muscle mass. Truth be told, I am just fine with my body right now. I am so close to being where I want to be that I am fine with taking some down time. My fear is that I won't be able to get back into things. PLUS, consistancy is key and I know this. So, while I'm not going to beat myself up for not working out consistantly like I was, I am going to work on a plan and hopefully find the fire to get me to the gym again before the New Year.

Does anybody use any training schedule or have something you like to use you can recommend?? I guess I just kind of need a workout planner.

Have a great week all of my SparkFriends!!
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    Congrats on the 5K! emoticon
    1770 days ago
    For me, packing the lunch and gym bag the night before is SO important. Otherwise, I find all sorts of reasons (pronounced "excuses") to not go workout.
    1771 days ago
  • KIMPY225
    That is awesome you met up & had a great 5K!
    That is so great he is doing the Hot Chocolate race with you! I looked it up before, and it looks so neat =) Hopefully you find a good schedule soon! It will be tough for me to workout once my tax season starts. eep!
    1772 days ago
  • BISCO_
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    1772 days ago
    How exciting to meet a spark friend at a race! I'm so glad you got the 5K in this weekend, I hope your soreness doesn't last too long. As for getting to the gym before the new year, what if you start smaller, go 3 mornings a week instead of 5? That way you won't get too far behind on your sleep, but still getting in some gym time. Then set your training schedule starting in the new year and you'll be more ready for steady training since you've been going 3 mornings. Don't make me come poke you with a stick until you climb out of that bed! emoticon

    I know you can and will do it!
    1772 days ago
    Holy Moly Macaroni! LOL

    That's so cool you got to meet up in Seattle. My daughter was just there..I miss Seattle...I want to do the color run there, we'll see :o)
    1772 days ago
    I saw this on pintrest for half marathon training. I'm also considering doing a half - at some point next year, but I want to do a 10K first - or perhaps a few more 8Ks to get comfortable! I'm bummed that there are no more races until sometime next year. There is a Run Into The New Year 5K at my parents house, but I don't think I'm going to be visiting them for that long! ..And it starts at midnight, which is just weird!

    But the link!
    It says it's for beginners...if they say so. I'd probably start at week 3 or 4, but I think the "run 3 easy miles" after the long Saturday run in insane! I run 5-6 miles on Saturdays, but I typically don't run again until Monday or Tuesday (at least it is 3 miles on that day!).

    Good luck!!
    1773 days ago
    Way to go on completing the 5K!
    1773 days ago
    Sounds like a fun and busy weekend!
    1773 days ago
    I originally got my training schedule for my upcoming 10k from GREAT resources there for runners!
    SO STINKING JEALOUS that you and KIMCOLLINS got to get together! I have been on this site (on and off...) since 2007 and have never met anyone.
    1773 days ago
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