Now that I’m back in action, I would like to update you on the status of my goals! Despite my lack in blogging, I have not lacked in my goals…
Let’s see… here are my goals for 2014:
1. Complete 7 races in the Dover NH Race Series (running the race series with my sister in law makes it even more fun!)
I have completed 4 of these races & I have 3 to go! I will be done with the whole series by the end of October. Can’t wait for my series jacket 🙂
2. Dominate the 10-mile race in August in preparation for….
I can say with confidence, I dominated this race. I ran this race with my good friend Evan (who is also training for the half marathon). It was by far one of the most challenging races I have ever done. Just about every few miles, there was a new hill staring us in the face. At one point I turned to Evan & said, “I’m not looking up, just tell me when the hill is over…”. We conquered every hill with confidence & talked each other through it all. There were many high fives exchanged to keep us going. I never thought I would say running 10 miles is fun. But, when you are running it with a good friend who keeps you motivated & makes you laugh through the pain, it is so fun. It proved that I am ready for my half marathon and that my body is capable of things I never thought were possible. I have to say, I am proud of myself.
3. Run the Smuttynose Half Marathon in just about 2 hours (10/5/14 is the day!)
Let the countdown begin…. less than a month away!!!!
4. Lift weights 3-4 days a week
I can say that this suffered. I didn’t realize how difficult it would be to fit in weight training when you are also trying to run 20+ miles per week. Part of me wishes I kept this up, but part of me is really happy I focused on my cardio training & endurance training for my half marathon. I hope to revisit this goal and kick it in the butt AFTER October 5th. I’ll be needing to lift weights, swim & start riding a bike because I THINK my next big goal is a triathlon…. more to come on that. 🙂
5. NEVER MISS A MONDAY.
I can say with 100% confidence, I have yet to miss a Monday.
How are you doing with your goals? It’s the perfect time to revisit your goals with the summer coming to an end and the fall approaching. With a change in season can come a change in motivation. Why not let the changing leaves help you change your habits? No one is stopping you but yourself.