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The Goals Which Remain

4 Jun

Happy National Running Day, everyone!!!!

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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

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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!

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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.’

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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.

 

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Fierce Bitch Friday

8 Nov

I’ve had a series of mighty productive days!

I’ve been hitting the gym regularly and am pretty happy with my progress so far.  Not only have I been increasing my run duration each time, I’ve also been pushing myself to increase speed.  So far, so good!  I am hoping to stay as shin-splint free as possible.

I even used a mysterious machine at the gym this morning called an Arc Trainer, which just about killed me.  I did 5 solid minutes, though, and am not afraid to try for more next time.  Although by this time tomorrow, my quads may disagree with that statement.

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Then, I decided to switch it up with some free weights a la Skinny Meg:

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All I can say is HOO BOY, I am seriously out of shape.  But, you’ve got to start somewhere right? I finished and I can still walk.  Speaking of starting, I really could stand to work on planks.  I felt feeble trying to do just 5 decline planks with arm raise.  I feel like I would benefit from doing the plank a day challenge.  Who’s with me?!

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Welp, that’s all I have to share today since I have about a million other things going on right now.

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