Well, the first week of the new year was pretty full in my world! I worked 6 days in a row, have been to the gym 5 times, played 2 soccer games (goalie both times, which I am loving by the way), had blood work done for my routine physical and made sure the kiddos were at school on time every day!
I have been good about most of my New Year's resolutions, although tonight I realized it had been a couple of days since I had taken my vitamin. Darn it, why is that so hard for me to remember??? I haven't touched the enormous bad of M&M's in my cupboard and also resisted the multitude of french fries that surrounded me last night while we were at The Blazing Onion after soccer! I have been reading my book daily. I went through all of our rooms today and found 4 huge bags of clothing to donate that we no longer wear. So far, so good!
I did my first run of the year on Wednesday. It was a hectic morning at our house trying to get the kids out the door (patience...ya, not so much) and I ended up leaving my new Garmin watch at home. I was a little annoyed with myself but headed to the gym anyways and decided to just count my laps around the building again and estimate my time and distance. I warmed up really quick on the spin bike for about 15 minutes then headed out the door. I am pretty sure I did 20 laps, it could have been 21- I am not very good at keeping track because my mind wanders. I have been told that one lap is just shy of 1/4 mile so I assume I ran close to 4 miles, maybe a bit more.
I also wasn't in the mood to have music blaring in my ears so I just ran without any device at all. Just me, my Vibram's and a bunch of warm clothing. It felt pretty good, I ended up running for 40 minutes. I could tell my pace was slow (intentionally) because I didn't need any recovery time at all. Which was nice! Next time I will make sure I have my Garmin with me so I can know for sure the distance around the building.
I have signed up and committed to running 1000+ miles this year! I figure that doubles what I did last year and will give me a good source of motivation to get out and run as often as possible, even a short run when I have time to build my mileage up. How exciting! I love a good challenge.
I am currently trying to put together a training plan that will work for me. I have lots of activities I enjoy doing, however I am not sure which ones will fit into my marathon training agenda! So I am in the process of analyzing my work schedule, the class schedule at the gym as well as the Hal Higdon training program I will be following so I can create a spreadsheet of my workout plan. I am excited to get started!
Also, next Friday on January 14th I will check my weight and body fat at the gym. I will do a weigh in every Friday after that, and a body fat check every other week. Because I know you are all dying to know the damage from the holidays! I am scared to get on the scale and find out for myself! Yikes! But I do find that posting my weight is quite liberating- and it also keeps me honest. And out of the cookie jar- well, for the most part!
Other than that, nothing too exciting to report! Hope you all are doing well with your resolutions and goals!