Tuesday, September 9, 2014

the weekly chase #23



On Tuesdays I join the Weekly Chase link up with Mindy from Road Runner Girl. Below is a recap from how the goals from last week went over, and my new goals for this week.

Weekly goals for September 1–7; recap

Goal #1 - Daily goals – 
A: Log and stay under calorie goals. 
B: Drink 48 ounces of water.
C: Eat healthier snacks/meals. 
D. Hit 10,000 steps per day via Fitbit.

Well, this week wasn't so great on any accounts. I didn't log all of my meals each day, didn't drink 48 oz every day, I ate ok most of the week, but didn't hit my steps.

Goal #2 - Continue Dopey training. Cross train three days.

I ran two days during the week plus my long run on Sunday (was supposed to be 11 miles, but I ran a half marathon instead).

Goal #3 - Roll with the stick, stretch, and ice daily.

Yes, I did well with this goal. I think the icing is really helping with my hip and arch pains, too. So that's good.

Goal #4 - Lose .5 pounds.

Yep! Yippee.

Goal #5 - Would love to PR my half marathon on Sunday, but for me, I know it depends on weather and how my body is feeling... so, I have 3 different goals in mind: PR, finish beating my fastest time from last year, just finish with a smile on my face.

I did not PR, but I did come close. This was really surprising because I had a crazy Saturday that included a wedding over an hour from my house and had very little sleep. I was quite happy with my finish time, though of course I was kicking myself because I believe I could have beaten my time if I pushed myself just a little harder a littler sooner. I ended up running with my mom until mile 11. I didn't think I could push myself to a PR, but was feeling good so I changed my intervals to walk less. I honestly didn't even think I was doing very well, but around mile 12.5 I looked at my watch and noticed I was going to finish not too far off from my PR in May. Argh! Of course I'm beating myself up about it rather than being happy with how well it went on little sleep and tired feet haha. Why do we do this to ourselves? I'm trying really hard to push away the negative thoughts and celebrate my achievement. Happy news: I beat my time from last year by about 13 minutes, and it was my second fastest finish time for a half marathon ever. Sooo... YAY! haha. 

Weekly goals for September 8–14

Goal #1 - Daily goals – 
A: Log and stay under calorie goals. 
B: Drink 48 ounces of water.
C: Eat healthier snacks/meals. 
D. Hit 10,000 steps per day via Fitbit.

Goal #2 - Continue Dopey training. Cross train three days.

Goal #3 - Roll with the stick, stretch, and ice daily.

Goal #4 - Lose .5 pounds.

Goal #5 - Write two more race recaps to post (one for this Thursday, one for next).


Thanks for hosting the weekly chase link upMindy!

How about you — what are your goals for this week?

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