Posted on April 3, 2013
Celebrating fitness accomplishments, spring & summer goals
Good morning! How’s your week going?
I feel like it’s flying by, but that could be because I’ve been slowly preparing for our vacation this weekend. Yesterday I got the tires rotated, dropped off the dry cleaning & picked up a few things from Costco. All of the little things add up.
I’m in taper mode this week, so I ran an easy 5 miles around the Google campus.
One day when I’m rich, I am going to fly you guys out here to run with me here. It’s so fun to run over there!
Thoughts of a training plan kill my running soul, so I just do what I feel like at an easier pace. That probably doesn’t make sense, but then again neither do I.
I hate to feel like “I have to” do something. Running is my passion and it’s a lot of fun for me, so I never want to force it, ya know!?
So this week I’m just running a few miles twice and focusing on strength training & hydrating. Which are going well so far.
P.S Sperry’s are totally normal cross training shoes. Totally.
I’ve also been wearing my compression socks like a champ too. Bam’s a little jealous of them.
Like most, I find myself striving to be better. A big motivator is to see if I can out do myself. For the first time in almost 2 years, I am finally back up to my pre injury monthly mileage. I threw down 60.10 miles in March!! I know this may not seem like a lot, but for me it’s a HUGE amount.
Since I am a nerd, I write down every single run I’ve done and flipping through my calendars this morning and realized I averaged about 50ish miles a month back in the day. I am definitely off the injured list! Wahoo!
So, where do I go from here? Hummm well, here are a few spring goals I have in mind:
- Run the SLO half marathon
- Start training on my bike for the California Classic 35 mile ride
- Continue strength training and challenge myself a little more. With reps, add weight or exercises that are a bit more challenging.
- Complete the CA Classic ride & half marathon
- Continue to work on and staying in half marathon shape
- Focus on hydrating & eating balanced meals.
Here are my summer goals. They may not even happen, but I’m just throwing them out there:
- Try out trail running
- Find a summer half marathon
- Maybe look into trading my road bike in for a mountain bike
I may or may not be warming up to the idea of running a full marathon. Maybe.
I’m not trying to get ahead of myself here, I know some of these most likely won’t happen, but I’m a dreamer and chess player in life. So it’s fun for me to think ahead.
What are your spring & summer goals?
How many miles a month on average do you throw down?
Do you follow a training plan?