Friday, May 30, 2014

June Goals

  1. Enter my first National TKD competition (June 7th!! Only 7 days from now) 
  2. Run my first 10k (June 14th!! Only 15 days from now) 
  3. Walk/Run 155 km – this is the same goal that I had for May, but this month I want to have more days that have a min. of 5k. In May, 55% of my days had less then 5k. I would like to drop that to at least 40% for June. Check out my tracker.
  4.  Keep my Net Calories goal for more than 50% of the month. In May I only had 40% of my days where I met my calorie goals.

I am specifically not adding a weight goal for the month of June. If I focus on my fitness and my food, the weight loss should follow along. I’m trying to not be a slave to the scale and focusing more on non-scale victories.

 What are your goals for June?

Friday, May 23, 2014

One of THOSE runs

Ever have one of those runs....

  • Where you are the slowest runner at your running club so you end up running by yourself?
  • Where a man 10 years your senior WALKS past you while you are running?
  • Where, no matter what you do, the cord from your ear phones won't stay in the right place?
  • Where the route you take starts out by going up a long steep hill?
  • Where the only song you don't really like on your playlist comes on?
  • Where your timer stops working?
  • Where you get a headache because you didn't drink enough water that day?
  • Where, even though you didn't drink enough water, you have to pee 20 minutes in?
Yup, I had one of those runs today.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mid-May Update

It’s a wee bit past the midway point of May, but never too late for an update.

  1. I’m on par to get in all my miles for the May Mileage challenge. I wanted to finish with 155 miles (5 miles a day) and I’m currently estimated to finish at 159. 
  2. I hate the scale. The numbers are going up, not down. 
  3. I can’t seem to control my snacking lately. This might be the problem with the #2.
  4. I had a moment last week when I realized that I AM a runner – with less then 10 minutes to go till the start of TKD class, I was able to run to the house and back to class to get Liam’s sparing helmet. And I still managed to run the warm up with the class. 
  5. I’ve only missed one TKD this month. I finally feel ready to test next week.
  6. I ran 6k on Sunday with my co-worker who is running the Ocean Breeze with me. We seem to be well matched for pace, even if she can carry on a full conversation the whole time while I wheezed out one answers.
How are you doing this month?

Thursday, May 15, 2014


I have finally decided and committed to running the 10k Hurricane Run on June 14th.  I've been back and forth on trying to decide if I could truly run 10k, having never gone farther then 8k yet.

A friend from work has signed up with me and committed to running the race with me at my pace!  I love that I will have someone to run with and no longer feel the anxiety that I had about coming in last. I have 4 weeks left to get more miles in, work on increasing my pace and just generally getting ready.

I've got this!

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

I may be crazy

but less than 48 hours after the Taekwon-Do tournament, I have signed up for another one!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

First Long Run

Inspired by my friend Jenna who is running her first MARATHON today, I decided to run my first "long run".  I ditched the interval timer, cranked up some tunes, plotted out a route and hit the pavement.  My plan was to run 6km, 1 more than I've ever run before.

The route took me up some hills that I hadn't anticipated, and today is the first hot day of the year with the sun out and the temperature hitting 15C.  I finished the run in 1:07.  I was a bit disappointed that it took me 25 minutes to do an extra kilometer, even with the hills and the heat.  Till I got home and updated the route in MapMyRun and found out that I had gone 7.14 km.  Yay me!!

My pace was slower than what I usually run, but I'm okay with that.  Just knowing that I can run that distance and for that amount of time (still with walking breaks, especially on the hills) makes the slower pace okay.

I finally feel that I"m back in the running game and right now I feel like I can conquer anything!

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