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Thursday, April 12, 2012

I completed my 3rd half marathon last month - WooHoo Me! Do I sound less than enthusiastic? That's because I'm in the let-down period. Thinking, what's next? Do I go for another? Do I shoot for the big one (a full marathon)? I know it's quite the accomplishment to have run 3 half marathons, but to just focus on my 4th seems like kind of a flat goal.
Now, some things to consider:

Summer is quickly approaching, and with it MUCH hotter weather.
Hubby will be gone and my treadmill is in my non-air conditioned garage. Any running I do will be in there during the wee hours of the morning before work and the kiddos get up.

I have never quite hit my second weight loss goal. I have managed to stay at a healthy BMI for about a year now, but my body fat percentage is still higher than I'd like it to be.

I am about a year out from my black belt in both Ketsugo Ryu Jujitsu and a blended martial arts system at my dojo. To make it within this year will take some serious concentration on my training.

Until late September, I will pretty much be a single parent, working 12 hours a day, with my hubby gone at training.

It is looking like I am going to be focusing on martial arts and reducing my body fat percentage. I would like to still run, but may limit it to twice a week so I can add more martial arts classes, strength training and flexibility training. Tracking my food intake will be a MUST, as will stress reduction.
Looking at the above factors, my final goals, whatever they may be for the next 6 months, will NOT be easy. Stress will be high, but I CAN DO THIS!!!!
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    I totally agree that doing number 4 is more a letdown - as I have done 4 now. I am working towards my full marathon in November but I need to find a way to keep myself motivated as well.

    Just know, as you have high stress - you have the support of everyone on here. I know the next 6 months will be hard - but you can do it!!
    2229 days ago
    Even when things are difficult, you have a positive attitude! I admire you for that. Sounds like you have a good plan of action for the next 6 months.

    You Can Do IT!
    2229 days ago
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