How is it only Tuesday? HMPH. I’m thinking that it should be at least Thursday, right?
I had a really great morning – I tackled a 3.5 miler all by myself. I like to run with a buddy, and running with the stroller is fine, but man… Running solo is the BEST. So peaceful. I felt fast, too. I’ve decided that 10:00 AM is my perfect running time… I’m awake and energized. Anytime before or after, I’m physically tired or lacking motivation. Too bad that 10:00 AM is one of the hardest times for me to get out the door!
A Month-By-Month Guide to a Fitter, Faster You
I spotted this article on Runners World and thought it’d be perfect to share with everyone: A Month-By-Month Guide to a Fitter, Faster You.
The article sets forth a 12-pronged (that’s a lot of prongs!) approach to achieving your best year of running. Cool concept, huh?
For January, you’re supposed to Plan Your Race Year. I’ve been trying to pin down what summer races I want to do, but I can’t make up my mind. So for now, let’s say that my race goals are to run a half marathon in March, and do at least two sprint triathlons and one Olympic triathlon during the summer. Once I make my final race decisions, the article suggests that I go ahead and sign up for the events so I stay committed. Good advice!
For February, you’re supposed to Commit to Cooking. I’ve been eating more meals in and being really thoughtful with post-workout snacks (the protein smoothie is my friend). The author also suggests getting accustomed to doing more weekly prep work on Sunday.
See what you’re tasked with for March and beyond by reading the rest of the article here.
Thought of the Day:
This thought definitely holds true for me. There have been so many ‘missed opportunities’ that were so disappointing in the moment… but as time passed, I realized that by missing the opportunity, I ended up right where I was supposed to be.
For example, did you know that the first Operation Beautiful book was rejected by a dozen publishers before finding its publishing home? True story! Each rejection stung, too. But all I needed was one yes. “Just one yes” has since become one of my personal mottos – there are so many times in life that you get a lot of literal or metaphorical NOs… but you really just need ONE YES. ONE YES is a mighty powerful thing. <3 <3