Saturday, October 1, 2011

Re-energizing the Plan

I've been in a bit of a running/fitness funk lately. In my head- I still really want to work hard to reach my goals, and really- my body wants to too. However, life has a way of trying to chip away at the hard work and routines you've built- so between the cold and some recent work stress (simply many highly important projects being due all at once), my routine had suffered. I wasn't getting proper sleep, which meant I wasn't getting up for early morning workouts- and was often forced out of afternoon workouts. After so many missed workouts- you end up with a new routine- a poor one.

Who do I want to be? The Rock Star runner I felt like at the end of May 2011 again.
Yesterday afternoon, while taking a sanity break on Twitter- @FatGirlvsWorld posted that she was disappointed that more people had not yet signed up for her 2nd annual #GoTheDist challenge. It started out as a personal challenge but picked up some steam via twitter and her blog. It was the right message at the right time for me. I had seen the original #GTD and then #GoTheDist tags on Twitter before- but I didn't take the time to really look into it. The principals are great- set measurable, attainable goals WITH others but not VS others - and achieve greatness together.

I set my goals rather low- but did this to keep myself focused on going through the motions and recommitting to my routines. 25 miles running (total) in the month of October, 8 strength training sessions. Absolutely doable if I make the time. I'd like to be more around 40 miles a month and 12 strength sessions- but I'm willing to work my way back there.
If you'd like to join me- and the rest of us-
Follow This Link and follow the directions to sign up