Hi everyone! This is my Mamavation Monday post for December 5, 2011:
Wow it’s December! It’s the last month of the year – the last month to work on our New Year’s GOALS, and an opportunity to start laying the foundation towards achieving next year’s goals. Have you begun to think about your goals and an action plan?
I accomplished some great things this past year by setting goals (ran 2 half marathons, finally lost ALL of the baby weight from the three kids) and now I’m already working towards next year’s goals (PR a half marathon, do the 75k Ride for Heart, and complete a 70.3mi triathlon). You know you can accomplish great things too – set your goals now, do your research and create a plan to get there. Remember, I started with a Couch-to-5k program last January.
Last week I wrote about forgiving yourself for missing your planned workouts in my post “Life Happens” and it seems like I really need to follow my own advice because this week was worse than last. I spent almost the whole week home with Amber who was diagnosed the viral gastroenteritis, and I was sick myself on Thursday-Saturday. So to continue with my message of celebrating what you do accomplish, and not dwelling on the missed workouts, here’s what I accomplished:
Monday: Spinning Class – the little display thing says I cycled 20km in 45 min
Tuesday: 3k easy run at a 6:32/km pace (I got absolutely drenched in a downpour and my shins were sore from jumping over puddles)
Wednesday: Nike Training Club “Power Drill” workout
8k Tempo run Sick
5k easy run at a 6:32/km pace Sick
BodyPump class No excuse, just didn’t go and chilled with the family instead (and perhaps I had too much beer the night before when I was out with my friend? I’m human too :wink:)
Sunday: 13k long run at a 6:15/km pace in the cold and rain by myself (I almost missed this run because my hubby had to work but my training partner offered to babysit for me in the afternoon so I could run – Emma absolutely ROCKS!)
This coming week I already know of a few things that will hamper my “regular” training schedule, so here’s my adapted plan:
Monday: Nike Training Club Workout
Tuesday: 5k easy run at a 6:32/km pace
Wednesday: Early AM Spinning Class
Thursday: Speed training 8k (1 mile warm up, 2×1 mile at 8:27/mi pace with 800m recovery, then 1 mile cool down)
Friday: 5k easy run at a 6:32/km pace
Saturday: BodyPump class
Sunday: 8k long run at a 6:32/km pace with my two girlfriends (because this is a “short” long run week I’m hoping to drag my friends on a hilly route…)
I’m really hoping to make this month count: why wait to start working towards next year’s goals when I can start working now?
Have a great week everyone!
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