Wednesday, August 23, 2017

New Running Goal

Today started out great with this for breakfast. When we were first married, Trevon used to make a really good breakfast sandwich with bagels, cream cheese, sausage, cheese and an egg. I made a small version of that for breakfast today with toast with butter instead of a bagel. It was really delicious but the bagel and cream cheese are better.

We are hoping to hold on to summer as long as possible, so we spent some time this morning outside after we dropped J off at the bus.  We didn't last a really long time though because it was hot! And V is really determined to run out in the road lately. 

We had some lunch and I made some more granola. It's been a while since I made it, but this batch was probably the best batch I've made yet. I have no idea what I did differently though. So hopefully it just keeps getting this good. I figured granola might make a good add on to J's lunch. She's our picky eater so finding things that are sack lunch friendly to take gets tricky. 

V went down for a nap and then M and I decided to go back outside. She chose to play baseball. Not my choice of sport (obviously) but it was fun to watch her try to hit the ball. 


Last night I went to my parent's house while the kids were in bed to get my workout in.  It was weights night, but when I got there I decided to add some speed work in too. By the time I was done with my speed workout, I was dripping in sweat. I don't think I have ever sweat so much in my life!

I've heard that the more you sweat, the better in shape you are...I'm not sure if that's really true, but I'm going to believe that for now.  

I signed up for a race for next month and I have a goal to make for that race. I'm starting to think it might not happen. Time to ramp up the positive thinking and the speed workouts and hopefully that will help me come out close to where I want to be. I have a big goal to get to an 18 minute 5k (That's huge for me), but I feel like, in order to meet that big goal, I need to break it up into smaller goals. My PR right now is a 22:22 (That's not super fast for someone who has been running for as long as I have, but that's where I'm at).  Right now I'm also not meeting that PR time very regularly and so I'm making small goals to reach that point. Baby steps, any progress counts. 

It's important to make big goals, but it's also important for you to make smaller goals part of your plan so that you won't get discouraged and feel like you're not making progress when you go after that big goal. 

Are you a big sweater or do you hardly sweat at all?

What are your goals right now?

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