Happy National Running Day, everyone!!!!
If life was one of those missing persons shows and this blog was the example they used of my behavioral patterns, they wouldn’t even file a missing persons report. That’s why you should follow me on Twitter, duh. @MichelleSFTS
I’ve been watching a lot of true crime TV lately. There’s also been a lot of boring, but clean food and a lot of sleeping going on. Pretty darn exciting around these parts. Between work being busy, personal crap, my monthly friend, and the humidity spiking: I’m pushing through. Barely, but I am. That’s all that matters really!
What is the most effective trick for getting motivated? Sign up for a race of course! So I signed up for 2. If you’re getting confused about what races I will actually be running for the rest of the season, don’t be alarmed. I’ve been all over the place since the relay 😦 After Pittsburgh Marathon weekend, I would’ve signed up to run across the country. I get race fever something serious!!! But, I’m so strapped for time and energy and I need to set realistic goals. I’m also really torn about running a half in the fall: getting it in while I’m still 30 or holding out for the Pittsburgh Half next May. I’ve got to follow my heart. If I never run another half marathon in my life, I want to know that the one I finished was Pittsburgh. Besides, I think it’s appropriate for all old goals to met before new ones…know what I’m sayin.’
I have 3 remaining goals for the summer:
1. Get pageant ready. – Psssh. Done. Makenzie Myers is basically my spirit animal.
2. Brentwood Firecracker 5K – July 4th
3. Great Race 10K – September 28th
4. Be halfway to my weight loss goal by August – 17 lbs. to go!
I clearly can get nothing done without being held publicly accountable for my actions so in that spirit, you will all have to suffer along with me while I give weekly recaps about my progress. Sorry kids, but it’s the only thing that really kept me consistent last race season and I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED. 30 don’t play, yo. Hopefully everyone agrees that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery because I will be “borrowing” (aka committing copyright infringement) a weekly template from Ethan at Spiritual Creaminess – go check out his blog, he just finished his 1st full marathon!! I made a fancy new banner (at the beginning of this post), I’ve got my spreadsheet locked and loaded, and I’m ready to W.O.R.K.