There might not be much shining going on today (I feel rundown and itâ€™s gloomy out), so all I can commit to is rising and functioning. 🙂
My sister-in-law and my father-in-law are staying until Sunday, and Sophie made everyone a bunch of eggs and toast. The idea of eggs wasnâ€™t too pleasing (tummy ache), so I went with a standard bowl of yogurt + oatmeal.
It if ainâ€™t broke, donâ€™t fix it: Greek yogurt, raw oats, almonds, chia seeds, and banana.
You know the old saying that you should always take your own best advice? Last night, I was getting really mad that I was feeling sick and couldnâ€™t runâ€¦ especially after tweaking my IT band last Thursday. My knee feels awesome now, but the rest of my body is saying, â€œPlease donâ€™t exercise!â€
Normally, this wouldnâ€™t be a big deal, but I have two half marathons coming up â€“ one on March 26 in Washington DC and another on April 2 in New York City. Because Iâ€™m traveling for both races, Iâ€™m feeling a lot of pressure to get better and get back on training ASAP.
So â€“ I decided to take my own best advice and pulled up post I wrote last March called How to Set Race Goals and Not Drive Yourself Crazy.
- Set your goals based on what YOU are capable of at the CURRENT time.
- Adjust your goals during your training and on race morning.
- Set goals based on other factors, not just time.
In the follow-up post (How to Set Race Goals Part II), I wrote about setting non-time based goals.
So, my new non-time based goals for the DC Half Marathon are:
- Have fun and take lots of cool running pictures in front of the National Monuments
- Encourage people around me who look like they are struggling
- Donâ€™t go balls to the wall and re-tweak my IT band before the NYC Half Marathon (which is my priority)
I would LOVE to get under 2:00 for the DC Half, but if it doesnâ€™t happen, Iâ€™m okay with that, considering all that my body has been through in the last week. Iâ€™ll gun for a new Personal Record (sub 1:58) in NYC.
How do you set race goals without driving yourself crazy? What are your non-time based goals for your upcoming race?