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My 2010 Running Goals

Posted Jan 11 2010 7:16pm

My running history starts with my first 5k attempt on the treadmill and pretty much ends at my recent marathon experience. It’s been an insane, confidence building 18 months but sometimes I still have a hard time calling myself . . . dun. . dun. . dun. . . a runner.

Me?

A runner.

HA!

It still cracks me up. Especially considering what people have told me. :)

Anyway, what I’ve learned about myself is that I need a reason. A goal. An event. SOMETHING to motivate me. I’m like this with a lot of things. It’s one of the reasons I agree with many who say weight maintenance is harder then weight loss. While losing I had a goal. I can track my progress as I worked towards that goal. However, in maintenance my goal is to stay the same. There is no progress to track or finish line to cross. It’s just not as motivating. For me, anyway.

Right now I feel like I’m in the maintenance stage of running. I set my running goals for the 2009 here. I reached those goals. Now what do I do?

Well. . . set more goals of course! It’s the only thing that keeps me going.

This year I’m not going for distance as much as consistency. My plan is to run at least 1 organized event a month. That can’t be too hard, can it?

Naaaaaa

Here’s what I registered for so far. . .

Jan

Already Ran the 5k Resolution Run :)

Time: 30′ 02”

February

2010 Superbowl 5K

Sunday, February 07, 2010 @ 10:00 AM

Registered? Yes

March

KELLY St. Patrick’s Day Shamrock 5K

Sunday, March 14, 2010 @ 1:15 PM

Registered? Yes

April

Port to Fort 6K Family Run/Walk

Sunday April 25, 2010 @ 9:00am

Registered? Yes

May

Pittsburgh Half Marathon

Sunday, May 2, 2010
@ 7:30 am

Registered? YES

June

Bel Air Town Run

Site Not Updated Yet

This was my first every race/run and this will be my 3rd year!

July

Can’t find any yet. Will update.

August

Can’t find any yet. Will update.

September

Can’t find any yet. Will update.

October

Can’t find any yet. Will update.

November

Can’t find any yet. Will update.

December

Can’t find any yet. Will update.

Notice I snuck in one big one (so far). I’m going have to start training for it soon and I’m hoping that gets me back into a more regular running routine. We’ll see. :)

Ok, I’m off. I OD’d a bit on some home made pizza tonight. I still feel too full. bleh.

Food
Units
~*~*~*~monday journal~*~*~*~
strange morning… working at home and made a quick chicken wrap with leftovers, 1 point tortilla, baby spinach, and spices
just heated up leftover stuffed cabbage aka pigs in a blanket for lunch! yum!
homemade pizza.. too much home made pizza.
lite ice cream bar
Total: N/A

Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator. Follow live @RonisFood

Anyone else set some running goals this year?


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