It’s so funny how at the beginning of the year, when I’m making resolutions, I think I can do ALL THE THINGS. I have a calendar! I’m organized! I have to-do lists! But then . . . reality sets in.
So I get even more organized and plan out in detail what I need to do when. And then I realize: I have too much what for the when. Then it’s time to prioritize.
I’m already signed up for the Fifth Third Riverbank Run 25K and the Bayshore Marathon, so those are a given. I had hoped to do a triathlon, but I realized that I just haven’t been able to get to the pool or on the bike trainer. I asked myself, what is holding me back? Then I realized that right now, my priority is getting my runs in and working on the Simple Seasonal Meal Plan subscription that I’m launching in May. I decided that THAT is the direction in which I want to focus. I will still run, of course, but it drives me crazy to see so much bad diet advice out there–especially for post weight loss surgery living. I decided to get to the actual science and so I signed up for the Precision Nutrition Level 1 certification. Once I get a knowledge base down, perhaps next year I will have more free time to spend cross-training and do a triathlon.
It was a cutback week, which was nice because we had a lot of snow and cold. Yuck! I ended up doing 4 miles on Tuesday and 6 on Friday.
On Saturday, instead of our usual long run, DH and I attended my parents’ 40th anniversary party. We had a TON of fun and I saw some Aunts and Uncles that I haven’t visited with in awhile. My parents were surprised and everyone had a good time.
Schedule for the week:
I should say that our running coach revised the training plan because he had an incorrect date for the Gazelle Girl Half. Rather than just switching long runs that Saturday, for some reason he felt the need to add significantly to the weekly mileage. I have no idea whether I’m going to be able to increase my weeknight runs that much but we will see. Here is what is on the schedule:
Monday: 6 miles
Tuesday: 10 miles
Thursday: 6 miles
Saturday: 12 miles
How is your year going? Have you made any adjustments to your original goals? Let me know in the comments below!
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