It’s been a while since I’ve updated you all on my running. Probably because I really haven’t been doing it! Like anyone, I tend to go through cycles with exercising. However, I have managed to run 30 miles in the past two months.
In the other time, I’ve been focusing my efforts on swimming, night walking, and hip hop aerobic classes. There was also three weeks of doing nothing at all. Hey, I’m honest. Sometimes life gets me down.
Because I can tell I’m getting into a bit of a running rut, so I decided to sign up for two upcoming races. Fall is my favorite time to run, and I’m sure I’ll get closer to my yearly goal of 365 miles with these races on the docket:
I’m running Color Me Rad with my roommate and intend on it being a fun run. That means walking breaks and laughter. I’m not aiming to PR or anything like that. I’m just aiming to get splattered with paint.
I’m going to take the Great Race a little more seriously. I actually haven’t run a 10K since 2005. The last time I did one, my time was 1:06. I’m not sure if I can beat that, but I’m sure as heck going to try.
I set up a workout schedule for myself this month to get me back on track with running and strength training. I find my calendar to be my most helpful guide. When I don’t plan, I often skip workouts. Seeing a visual helps remind me of my goals and I have to think less about what I’m going to do that day.
Somehow, over this summer, I’ve gained back the pounds I lost in early Spring. I’m hoping to turn that around in August and feel healthier and more fit again.
Here’s to a scheduled 30+ miles this month. Hopefully I can get them in.