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June 10, 2012

The Marathon Project – Day 1 – Week 1

I love Sundays! It’s such a great day to start fresh!

 Generally, marathoners-in-training use Sunday as their “long run” day…and while I usually would as well, today I did not! My “long run” is only about 4 miles right now…so I figured I’d put it off until tomorrow morning and use today for cross-training!

My cross training of choice this time of year is road cycling. There is something amazing about being out on the road, on a bike, that makes me incredibly happy!

Today’s ride was a 32 miler on an amazing prairie ranch road near the foothills of the Black Hills. If you look really closely, you can see Mt. Rushmore in the distance.

This out-and-back seemed pretty easy-going on the way out…but when we turned around at about the point this picture was taken, we realized that we’d had a pretty nice tailwind the entire way out. We were completely spent by the time the car was in view!

Day 1 – Cross-training – 32 Mile Bike Ride – Check!

Here’s a look at the rest of week 1 in my marathon project!

Sunday – Cross-train

Monday – 4 mile AM run/PM Yoga

Tuesday – AM Strength/PM Timed 2 miler

Wednesday – PM Trail Run 3-4 Miles

Thursday – AM Strength

Friday – AM Easy 3 Miles

Saturday – 1 Hour hike/bike/jog

Week 1 Miles Run Goal: 13

What are your goals for this upcoming week…and how are you planning to reach them?!

Have an amazing evening!

December 29, 2011

Happy 100th Post!

Today is the blog’s 100th post! Yay! A lot has happened since that first post back in August!

Thanks for sticking with me! It’s been amazing!

I could look back all day long at the ride the last 4 months has taken us all on…but that’s a different post! Today, I want to share with you my goals for 2012!

I’ve been thinking a lot about this next year’s goals. I have to keep in mind my Age Bracket List  when thinking about this next year, because it is still all very real in my mind and they are goals I can’t wait to achieve, but I’ve got some 2012 goals in mind as well.

Specifically for 2012

  • Eat. A more whole-foods based diet. If it hasn’t grown out of the ground, hasn’t been killed by someone I know, or if it contains more than 5 ingredients on its label…I’d like to generally stay away from it.
  • Read. At least two books per month for myself, and at least one book per evening with the Bean.
  • Race. Myself that is. I’d like to break my 5K PR (no date set yet), 10K PR (May2012), and 1/2 marathon PR (June 2012).
  • Strengthen. Through yoga and resistance training. “No citizen has a right to be an amateur in the matter of physical training…what a disgrace it is for one to grow old without ever seeing the beauty and strength of which their body is capable.” – Socrates
  • Express. There was an amazing moment in my life earlier this year, a moment of, “Oh, so that’s what it feels like!”  I would like to figure out how to process that moment for what is signified to me, and express it both verbally and in writing.
  • Plant. A fenced-in vegetable garden. Yum!
  • Edit. My Adoption Stories into a single article for a magazine, or for a speaking engagement, or…just so I have it.
  • Plan. A get-together each month of the year. This is a sure-fire way to get to see a handful of our friends on a monthly basis! We’ve got February and March planned already…looking for a January theme!

Add these to my Bucket List goals, and 2012 is going to be fun-packed from the start!

What are your goals for 2012?

Find your joy. Enjoy the journey.

Happy Friday Eve!