Sunday, December 15, 2013
Now to figure out what next. Time to set more goals.
Well, I do have a half marathon on Feb 23rd, the Disney Princess HM. I just bought a beautiful Sparkle skirt to wear. I'm going to be Cinderella's Fairy Godmother who got fit!! I have a little wand and I'll play Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo on my MP3 player with speakers. It's going to be fun! So I do need to keep trained for the 13.1 mile distance. I've been told the race is very crowded and it is not a good one to go for a PR, so training for time is not a high priority. I just want to enjoy it and finish.
Then, March 8th is the Senior Games 5K. I want to qualify for the National Senior Games. I'm not totally certain whether the local race will qualify or if I have to qualify in the state games. No one is in the office to ask until January. A time of 28:09 has made it the last years, so I need to find out if that is the time again in 2014. The state games are not until December of 2014, probably the first week. If I stay healthy and avoid injury I think I can qualify. It will take work -- speed work. I'm planning to work with a coach for about 2 months prior to the qualifying race to give me the best shot.
I'm planning to join Lakeland Runner's Club again in 2014. I only did one of their training runs a couple years ago and it was too fast for me. This year I'm going to check out their other options and see if they offer something I would benefit from. It is a less expensive option than the Galloway group and far less expensive than a coach. A lot of people in our Galloway group do not do any local races, but I'm thinking that is mostly what I want to do in 2014. I'm debating whether to join Galloway again in June 2014. I love the social aspect of the long runs, but know that I am disciplined enough to get my runs in whether I join or not. I'm thinking. I'm thinking.
As far as food and weight goals, I am planning to check out the new part of Weight Watchers. I understand that overall the program is not changing for 2014, but they are adding a Simple Start (or something like that) aimed at helping new people or people wanting to take their program up a notch. I won't know if I want to work the program until I see it. Maybe. Probably 3 months of tracking on Weight Watchers would be good for me. I find when I switch between SP and WW it keeps me on my toes and I don't get complacent. I've kind of found that 4-6 pounds I lost this year. I'm happy that maintaining around 129-133 is very doable for me, but I'd rather be maintaining 124-129. So after I see the new materials, I'll set some goals.