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Setback and Reset!!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Remember this?

That was pretty much the only training Jeff and I did for our hiking journey to the West Coast trail - a 8k walk with a 30 lbs ... NOTHING compared to what we did in British Columbia!

So my setback is this:
When on vacation, I don't want to stress about food... and I eat what I feel like. This time it was not so much an issue because I knew we were going to burn a lot more than our calorie intake (during our 4 day hiking excursion anyway!). What I was not expecting is to have to go through a recovery phase... Running is definitely not the same as hiking! It was like going through an intense ST bootcamp! So I could not jump back right into training routine - I tried to run but I had to take last week completely off... My back was killing me. emoticon

On top of that, I was on temporary duty all week. In our Capital City -Ottawa
I went for walk every night ... but ...

No exercise
Not in range (quite the opposite! - a few episode of binge eating)
Lack of sleep

In short - WRT what I track on Spark, my report for last week is not so good ...

I was happy to spend a couple of nights with Maggie (she is back after spending a few week with her dad!) and eating out was a good opportunity to chat and catch up. Jeff joined us on Thursdays night - he took a couple of day off and I think they enjoyed going to the Mint yesterday...

AnD NOW the RESET!!!

Let's think positive ...
I know I CAN do this, so I will do this!

In fact, I started last night, as we arrived back home... for Maggie and I! ( emoticon I have a partner! - I think...)
She went to her Dojo for Akido and I drove to the Lake with Jeff and a friend - that is when I decided to run back home!

Tonight, I review my training plan to gradually get back to increasing my mileage.

22 Sept - 13.1 Army Marathon in Ottawa (last year I did my PB -1:38... This year it is a marker in my training for my 1st 26.2...)

26 Oct - 26.2 International Niagara Marathon.
- I want to finish it!
- I would love to qualify for the Canadian Forces Running Championship for this event, so I need a time -3:45.

Consistency and dedication... I know what to do to achieve, I need to DO it!
and I WILL emoticon

Next blogs - my recap of my hiking trip!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CEILIE2 8/22/2013 8:22AM

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Continue to enjoy life! emoticon
Your times are great for running. emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 8/18/2013 10:28PM


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BEFIT015 8/18/2013 3:48PM

    You'll do it with no problem! emoticon goals!

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INCREDIBLYME 8/18/2013 10:39AM

    all I can say is wow- you are amazing. Great goals!! I wish you success

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NUTRON3 8/18/2013 9:21AM


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SWEETNEEY 8/18/2013 5:58AM

    I think the hiking will benefit your running. For me the walking although not as aerobic as the running, was to get the weight off and break the monotony of the same ole scenery. So when I resume the 'training' I hope there will be a freshness about it. There is a contigent from Roadmasters (a bahamian running group) who are doing Niagra. I'm not one of them. But it sounds like a lovely marathon.

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MUMMAMICHELLE 8/18/2013 3:11AM

    Wow! You've got great goals to keep you focused! You are so fast, I am impressed :)

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