Thursday, October 8, 2015

2015/2016 running goals

I've been thinking about how I can challenge myself to get into better physical, mental and emotional state. My goal is to lose some weight in the next 12 months. I'm not particularly concerned about the actual numbers, but I'm at about 200 pounds right now which is close to the heaviest I've ever been. My goal will be to be consistent. My primary activity will be walking for 60 minutes or more as many days of the week as possible. I look forward to listening to lots of podcasts and just feeling better overall. This doesn't mean that I won't run at all, but my primary focus is going to be on walking daily. This means I have lots of early mornings ahead of me.

Who wants to join me? :-)

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Different phase of running

Today is a weird day. I had intended to run the Capital Area 10 Miler tomorrow. I paid for the race, but I did not pick up my bib today. Don't worry I'm not injured. I initially entered this race because I wanted to have a reason to get out and run in the cold. It didn't work. I decided instead of slogging through 10 cold miles that I wouldn't run.

Why you might ask? Well, for one my priorities have changed. I am spending every waking moment (and even some time I could be sleeping) working on several important aspects of my life. One is we are expecting our second girl April 29th. It is likely that she will come earlier than that. Also I have been writing my memoir about how I lost my brother to suicide 12 years ago. I'm also building up my counseling practice. I haven't had enough "bandwidth" to do much running. Honestly I haven't given it much effort.

I still love to run. I especially like to run with friends, but no racing for me until September.