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No workout so far today, but I'm going to get a couple more miles walking in the next few minutes - gotta go to the grocery store. Dreading my bus trip from Massachusetts to Michigan!
How are people doing? I set three goals for myself in November - to cook my own meals instead of going out as a way to get out of the house; to get a consistency streak in my cardio workouts; and to hire two new math teachers for my school. The hiring thing is just frustrating, and I got take-out pizza today because I had torn my kitchen apart in a cleaning fit, but mostly I've been on top of my game on the food goal. My cardio consistency is more like every-other-day consistency. Still need to get in a swim tonight...
Daphne, I love your plans. I'm going to try for an event of some sort every month as just a permanent habit, and like you, I'll resort to the dreadmill "if I have to."
I think Im going to use GoVember as my kickstart to a new year. I turn 40 in 2 weeks, and plan to wog a 5K on my B-day. I wanted to say run, but I will do my best or a walk/jog to the finish. I am going to get outside for a 10min walk everyday at work-this will not kill me! Here in the desert, it is finally time to get outside! I do the opposite and hibernate in the summer-only going out to go to work and other necessary tasks. My other GoVemeber goal is to start getting more sleep, to go to bed earlier and stop watching so much bad TV. So what if I lie in bed for an hour, rather than spending that last hour on the couch, waiting til my eyelids droop so I know I will crash out immediately. Bad habits. This 5k on the 15th will also be my kick off to a 5k every month for a year. May-Sept will pretty much suck and I will probably have to drive up north to the cool country to find any, but I will do on the treadmill if I have too. By next B-day I plan to be fit enough to do a 10k or a 1/2. My only fear is injury which has sidelined such plans before, but I hope to be proactive this time to prevent injury.
Progress Not Perfection
I am still working on getting to 1000 miles is year. The last two months were good, about 95 miles each, which brought me to 860 miles for the year so far. I know I am going to miss a few runs during the last week of December, we will be on a family ski trip in MI where it will be hard to get in many miles, so I want to hit my goal by mid December. A strong November with 95-100+ miles would put me in good position to do that.
I also want to maintain in the low 180s up until the holidays. I know I will bump up a bit during the holidays, but that should come back off after we get back to school again.
We do not rise to the level of our expectations. We fall to the level of our training.
Archilochus, Greek Soldier, Poet, c. 650 BC
I have a few goals for Govember.
1st is oatmeal every morning, or if really sick of oatmeal, a salad. The goal of this is to allow me to workout soon.
2nd will be to run four times a week. Goal is to regain some form after my cracked heel.
3rd is to work on tweaking my running form. Goal is a little better touch down leading to better form.
4th is to take off the 8 pounds I've put on since my injury prone late summer. Goal is to, well, lose weight.
Outcome should be a leaner, faster, and hopefully tougher person entering the winter season where I would like to run 3- 5ks and 4- 10ks. All of these will be outside in the Michigan snow/ice/sleet/sunshine.
First - I apologize for being away ... (I was really overwhelmed with work and other commitments) That being said, I kept moving! Hope you did as well.... I know some members are still tracking and pushing it!
Recently, I noticed that many challenge are posted on Spark: Novemburn, Fit2Feast... to name a couple. So I don't want to add another one ... but just a suggestion: how about combining our DISTANCE Goal EFFORT to other challenges.
So as you keep going the distance to reach your goal for the month (and the year! yeah - Countdown... 60 days to 2014), let's try to move it a bit more!
My personal challenge this month is to do my 10000 steps/day and go outside for a minimum of 10 minutes (for a walk)...
So... If you feel like sharing with your team your GOvember and your distance goal, I would be more than happy to cheer you on!
"A woman is like a tea bag- you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water."
When facing resistance, think "softness" and let go.