2012 Miles

Monday, July 2, 2012

Mid Year Goal Check

On January 1st we all made some big goals or at least thought about what we wanted the year of 2012 to hold.  I am a very goal orientated person but I do not love the whole resolution thing. You can suffer major let down for not making a goal and/or quit if you achieve your goal  early and stop working towards anything. My goals were simple and the rest of my goals were based around my race calendar.

Goal #1: Fear of Missing Out. As in stop doing races because other people are doing them. I can safely say I have signed up for every race because I want to not because everyone else is doing it. If other people happen to be there great; if not oh well! It is my race to run anyway.

Goal #2: Stop having food guilt... oh this is getting so much worse!!! I have cleaned up my diet more than ever and weigh more than ever! GRR!! I have tried to eat cleaner and limit my splurges and sweets to the weekends or special occasions. I am not sure how to tackle this issue.  The first step is I have to get comfortable in my own skin and stop obsessing over numbers on a scale or mistakes in my eating. The only good thing that comes from food guilt is I kick my butt in the gym when I have had really bad eating days.

Race Calendar Update: Will I run 12 marathon by the end of 2012?? NOPE! Probably more like 8 and that is okay. I did not finish Atlanta and am doing some other big races that are going to be fun. I am going to run in at least 12 races by the end of the year. The tri is not happening because I can not swim and my friend that was going to do it with me is pregnant. I will also save some money by taking out a race that far away. Will my calendar change before the end of the year?? I am sure it will!

My current mileage is 19 miles higher than in needs to be to hit 1,500 miles for the year. May was a major recovery month after my marathon on April 28th. June I was able to get my mileage back to 100 and I am confident I will easily nail 100+ miles from here on out. I need to run 28 miles a week and most weeks I am able to run 30 so that gives me 2 extra for those weeks that I fall short. This is a goal that I will be working on right up until the last week of December : )

Overall I am happy with where I am at... continuing to work out on a regular basis, push myself to new levels and try new things. Hoping there are some PRs before the year is up and maybe I can figure out how to ignore the scale and love my body.

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