Friday, July 04, 2014
Well, today, I ran the Firecracker 6. This is a 6-mile race. I ran this race in memory of my grandmother who was born on the 4th of July. Love & Miss her greatly. But, I know she was smiling down on me today.
Last year, I ran a 4-mile race & struggled a bit. This year, with the 6-miler, I was hoping to get it done in under an hour. I came close.
It's amazing what a year of training and being more consistent can do. Actually, one of the ladies from my running group said how proud of me she was because of consistent endurance. That comment really humbled me. Also, a couple of friends of mine told me how much I've inspired them with my focus on fitness & health. Loving it! It just goes to show, you never know whose paying attention to your behavior.
Be an inspiration, because you never know whose watching.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Yesterday, I blogged about joining a group of ladies for 100 days to reach set goals. Within that post, I indicated that my main goals during these 100 days were to build muscle, tone up & eat clean. Of course my accountability partner called me out within the group and asked if I did my leg workout. Well, I just finished my leg workout. Additionally, I ate pretty well despite the cookies & pop/soda at work today & pizza yesterday. Also, believe it or not, but posting that blog yesterday put some good pressure on me today because I wanted to be able to post today that I did my leg workout & ate well. So, thank you to my Spark friends who encouraged me with their post. You are my accountability partners as well. Again, I said thank you.
Tomorrow's workout will consist of a trail run after work. This particular trail I heard was very pretty to run in Indianapolis. So, I'm going to go check it out. Also, I will be doing yoga & abs tomorrow. I'll post a blog on this as well because I know once I tell my partner, she's definitely going to hold me to this goal & make sure I got it done. Loving this challenge.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
I joined a group of ladies who decided to achieve specified goals in 100 days.it started last week on June 1st and will end on September 8th. I have few short-term goals, but my main goal for this duration is to build muscle, tone up, & get back into eating clean. However, when it comes to my strength training & eating clean, I tend to get too relaxed (not sure if that's the right word or not).
I've been involved with a number of fitness groups on Facebook as well as Sparkpeople, but I haven't been truly held accountable for accomplishing my set goals. I try to hold myself accountable to get things done, but it something different when you have someone else in your corner to ask if you did what you said you would do. For example, this morning, I received a Facebook message from my accountability partner asking did I do my strength training on my legs, because yesterday I stated I was going to do it today. I ended up doing my shoulders instead because I was too lazy to get out of my bed. However, I did do some strength training I'm pleased to say. Now, she told me to get my butt in my gym & do my legs before Saturday. Knowing that I know she's going to get on my case, I'm making it a priority to get in Planet Fitness & getting this done. Now, Sparkpeople buddies, now that you know what I have to do by Saturday, please hold me to it. My plan is to blog about reaching my goal of strength training 4 days this week. So far, I've completed 2 days: chest/triceps & shoulders.
Saturday, June 07, 2014
Today, I ran my 4th Half Marathon in 51 days. Additionally, it's my 4th state of 50. Today was Indiana. My previous states were TN, KY, & OH. My long term goal is to do a Half Marathon in every state. Also, this month, I will be adding PA.
Also, at this race, I saw my Sparkfriend, Cindy. She is a beast on the pavement.
Additionally, I met a new lady of my running group. She ran the 5K, where the rest of us did the Half.
This was a tough race for me. I didn't get a lot of sleep due to campus alerts at my job. Then, I was getting a little dizzy during the course & I did eat & hydrate before the race. Lastly, hills, hills, hills. Ugh! But, nevertheless, I got it done.
Sometimes, there are good runs, but sometimes there's not so good runs.
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