MARCH goals and 8 weeks till Half Marathon
Saturday, March 02, 2013
I realized yesterday that there is now 8 weeks left till the half Marathon Prairie Fire I want to do. It is a 2 part series in the city where I work,with the other being in October. I was going to make the one in May my first and then do the October and compare the times, improvement, lessons learned. I haven't gotten as many long runs in as I'ld hoped and with the possibility of only like 7 more, alittle worried. I can do 9 miles, but my ankles were hurting as the end, not sure I could continue. I haven't paid for it yet though, maybe I should and then I would get really serious about my training. I had a $25 rewards from Dicks sporting and bought my geeky nathans hydration pack. It is black and pink with two bottles/holders and nifty fanny pack for my ipod,gels, id,key,etc. I've been wanting something cuz I hate carring a big bottle with me and the only thing I don't mind carring with me when I'm running is a small 8z soda bottle I fill with water. I have to ration it and of course run out. This is perfect as long as it works for me. Hoping to get a long run in tomorrow and try it out! Aiming for 8.5 miles.
I still haven't gotten back to my presurgery goal weight and hovering around 140-142 since. I saw 138 a couple weeks ago and then kids got sick and I got sick. Back to it today and determined to do it this month. I am barely 5'4" and pretty small framed. Coming from upwards of 200, I am not overweight but need to tone up alot and lose alittle more. Battleing with myself over the soda issue. I know I need to give them up for many reasons, to lose some of stomach being a top reason but I can't kick it. I did buy a papapya green tea from QT this am instead of a large diet soda so its a small start. My snacks for work are a cut up apple, a salad with tomato, shredded cheese and lite french and a lite yoplait. I'm only here till 1pm.
SO Goals for March
1. run 4 days a week
2. strengh train 2x week
3. do not miss my long runs
4. do at least one 10 mile
5. Get down to 135lb again
6. Eat clean, more fruits and veggies