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Just the Goals

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

"To get through the hardest journey we need take only one step at a time, but we must keep on stepping." ---Chinese Proverb

For my half marathon on Nov. 10, here's the plan:

10/23-25 (1 day): 10 miles.
10/27: 8 miles.
11/3: 4-6 miles.
11/10: half marathon, 13.1 miles completed.

Try to work in 2 workouts of 2-3 miles a week.

After the HM, my plan is:

Work on consistency: do 2-3 workouts of 2-4 miles per week, while keeping a long "run" of 6-8 miles.
Work on running more: instead of focusing on distance, I want to work on speed.
Work on strength training: build up muscles to run better and burn more calories, also will help tone my figure a bit.


Drink more water, more regularly. (Goal: 85 ounces of non-caffeinated/sugar drinks)
Track water.

Spin the SparkWheel daily.

Read all Bombshell posts every 1-2 days.
Actively respond to Bombshells.
Participate in all challenges.

Getting to sleeping by 11:00 pm most nights, 9:30 pm for early mornings.
Work on getting better time management skills.

Get doctor check ups done, any problems resolved.

Track at least part of my food each day. (Goal: tracking all day, every day.)
Work on getting into calorie range. (lowering what calories I eat.)
Have at least 1 fruit and 2 veggies per day.
Figure out 1 new meal (or meal combination) per week.

Exercise more often. (Goal: at least 20 minutes/day, 5 days/week.)
Up my daily steps. (First Goal: 4,000 steps/day.)
More walking/running. (Goal: 2-3 times per week.)
Add Strength Training. (Goal: 1-3 times per week.)
Add stretching/yoga/foam roller. (Goal: at least 1 day/week.)
Train for and do a half marathon on November 10th. (Goal: finish, must complete in 6.5 hours. Hoping to complete closer to 4 hours.)

Weekly layout:

Monday: trail walk/run--work on running.
Tuesday: cardio (or be active), strength training.
Wednesday: yoga/stretching, walking parking lot while daughter is in church (no adult services on Wednesday).
Thursday: TNT, strength training.
Friday: rest, or yoga/stretching.
Saturday: long run group--work on distance, work on running if possible.
Sunday: rest, or yoga/stretching, possibly strength training.

Get involved with AHG (with my daughter) and stay organized (and preferably ahead) in what I'm doing there.
Pray about church involvement, that I find the right job for me.

Homeschool (preschool and kindergarten) more often. (Goal: 3-5 times per week.)
Write some of my story/novel. (Goal: write at least 1 time/week.)
Finish at least laundry and 1 house chore per week.

Like I said, I won't be perfect...but I've got something to strive for.
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    845 days ago
    What to go on writing down goals. emoticon
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  • D-ABBY
    1999 days ago
    Whew! So impressed that you can make such a detailed plan. I KNOW you can achieve this if you set your mind and heart to it. You deserve great things for yourself and your family. You'll get the HM done, then move on to more amazing things! GO MT!!!!
    2006 days ago
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