Better late than never. Right?
It took me a a bit too long to process this crazy month and I apologize, but here is my way too ridiculously late #goalgetter2013 update.
Feel free to look back on my other updates (when I actually knew how to write on time):
GoalGetter March Update, GoalGetter February Update, and GoalGetter January Update
2013 Goals – Running
1. Run 13 races in 2013:
2 more races down – The Cooper River Bridge Run was a pretty sad showing, nowhere near my personal best on that course, and proving that my leg is very far from 100%.
However, the Country Music Marathon proved a lot to me – I had strep throat, it poured rain on me the ENTIRE time, and my leg is still not happy – yet, through it all I continued on. Even though I did not meet my goal I did set a 16min PR and am so proud of myself for finishing under such tough circumstances.
2 more races skipped: When I returned from the marathon my doctor was sure I had a stress fracture and I had to take two weeks off while I waited for my X-rays. That meant I missed the first two runs in my 5K series. However, I readjusted my schedule and I should still hit 13.
1. Jan. 19 – Charleston Half Marathon
2. Jan. 26 – Charlie Post 15K
3. Mar. 23 – Color Me Rad 5K
4. Apr. 6 – Cooper River Bridge Run 10K
5. Apr. 27 – Rock ‘n Roll Nashville Full Marathon
6 – 8. May – July – 5K Series
*May – Aug. Sprint Triathlon Series (Goal Number 2 – I will complete my first tri!)
9. Sept. 7 – Francis Marion Dirt Dash Half Marathon (or 12K)
10. Oct. 5 – IOP Connector Run 10K
11. Oct. 27 – Marine Corp Marathon
12. Nov. 6/7 – Festival of Lights 2 miler
13. Nov. 28 – Gobble Wobble 5K
14. Dec. 14 – Kiawah Island Half Marathon
2. Complete my first tri:
Woohoo – a step in the right direction. I joined a gym with a pool and am now following a beginner tri plan. However, I am currently only swimming and biking as my sports med guy says I need time off running if my injury is ever to heal. (Boo, sad runner!)
3. Work on my speed:
FAIL! Between tapering, strep throat, the supposed stress fracture, and now being off running so my recurring leg injury can have (and I quote the sports med dude) “time to heal” I am sure I did not do a single speed workout in April.
I am super sad to not be running for a few week as I was dreaming of a summer full of speed work and forcing myself to become a better runner, but I am trying to look on the bright side – if it helps me finally get over this injury it will be worth it.
2013 Goals – Healthy Eating
1. Stick to 1,600 calories (of nonjunk):
I took in lots of additional calories pre and post marathon. However, since then I have been better. I do need to make up for 2 weeks of no working out though so I must be awesome. My current focus is on adding more protein into my diet since I feel hungry way too often. What’s your favorite source of protein? Greek yogurt, bars, powders, lean meat, etc. I am up for trying it all!
2. Add more veggies
Check. I just discovered sugar snap peas which are amazing raw!
3. Stay away from processed sweets and end meals with fruit instead
Okay, not totally unprocessed like fruit, but way better than my crazy cookie/candy binges- I have discovered these Chobani flips and have them probably twice a week when I am really craving a dessert. I know it isn’t perfect, but I feel like it is a much better option.
2013 Goals – Personal
1. Follow a work night curfew – computer off by 9:30 & lights by 10:30:
FAILURE (see below)
2. Relax – find time to read before lights out
I am way too good at this, can’t stop, won’t stop, wait is it midnight already? CRAP!
However, luckily book 4 of the teeny bopper Beautiful Creatures series I got sucked into is almost done. What book should I go for next?
3. Be present in the moment – phone off – focus on the people you are with
Uggghhhhh… doing more blogging social media stuff when I should not. Cannot fall back into this habit!