Monday, August 26, 2013
What is my goal for between rounds???
Easy to answer but I don't seen to be finding it easy to rectify. Maintain a no gain weight, get my motivation back, and create some zen in my life.
I started 2013 with positive vibes absolutely radiating from my pores. This was year that I was going to get my weight into onederland! This was the year that I would embrace strength training! This was the year I would post my best race times, I planned races for every month from April - October. This would be the year that I would increase my distance and do some of the longest races I have ever done.
April's 5km was a testament to my resolve to complete the race and improve my time over the previous race. We ran/walked our intervals through rain, snow, sleet and ice. I not only completed it but I cut 2.5 minutes off my time from the previous year. Proudly I had influenced my daughter, daughter-in-law and two grandsons to race as well.
Mays race I did with my grandson - of course he was much faster than me.
All this was just a prelude to my ultimate goal which was completing a tough 14km trail race through a nature reserve north of us. I had my daughter and daughter-in-law on board and we spent the spring training for this rugged race. I spent many a muddy trek out at scouts valley training and then on May 26 disaster struck. I misstepped during a training run and fell and broke my ankle. It has been a devastating blow to my motivation. I started racing after breaking both my ankles in 2009. I have worked hard to build up my strength in the ankles so this accident really knocked the wind out of my sails. Because I also tore then tendons and ligaments the ankle has been slow to heel. As well I landed on my knee which has caused all kinds of problems in my quest to get back up to my previous exercise levels.
So my goal between rounds is to maintain my weight and more importantly get my head in a better place, get my pantry in order and get my eating under control so that I can get back on the weight loss/exercise train.