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Mon 1/13/14 - Made it to January!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Things got really crazy for me around the holidays and I had to take a break from SP, not from being healthy though. I finished up my running streak...38 days in a row and somewhere around 125 miles total. It felt good, but knowing I could take a break was good too.

I started a plank challenge for January. By the end of the month, I should be able to do a 5 minute plank. From there, I think I may do the push up challenge again. It worked well for me and is something I can do while I watch TV in the evening.

This last weekend was a great one for running for me. Saturday I had a 10K race and finished only about 75 seconds off my PR for that distance; which I set in 2011 on the same course. Then Sunday I met a friend for a long run and we ended up doing 12 miles. I was tired last night, but it felt good. My plan is to do the Runner's World festival this fall and complete the Hat Trick (5K and 10K on Saturday, HM on Sunday). It feels good to know I'm nearly there already.

Speaking of working toward races...I've been planning my race dates for 2014. I need a sponsor!! emoticon I have so many races I want to do, I'm really hoping I can afford them all. Everything from 5Ks to Marathon (s?), trail runs and a Ragnar if I'm lucky!

Stay positive, set goals and have fun!

Goals for tomorrow:
~64+ oz water
~eat well and track
~30 min kickboxing and plank challenge
~set daily goals and Spark
~in bed by 11 (trivia Tuesday)
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    Keep up the good work!
    1466 days ago
    You are doing great! Love the positive energy and excitement that blaze out from your blog!

    1467 days ago
  • JLITT62
    You are a machine! I'm happy that today was an day off running because I barely dragged myself thru the day - more due to lack of sleep than yesterday's race, tho.
    1467 days ago
    Congrats to sticking with your SPARK! Blazing along as ever I see!

    That sponsorship thing...ugh! Best wishes on that...I've given up on cycling events that require fund-raising as I prefer not to have that pressure.

    1467 days ago
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