All of a sudden what seemed sad looked more hopeful. Life is truly about perspective and how you look at things. And if I don't take the time each month to reflect back honestly on my training I can become really hard on myself.
|Pushing It on an Incline|
And this is the positive I need to focus on. Yes, I haven't hit each training run. Yes, I haven't hit each long run. But yes, I have increased my miles from September to October by about 56 miles. That is a 63% increase....and
|Been rolling more!|
- To squash that voice of negativity and doubt in my mind and to believe in myself - umm....still working on it.
- To run daily according to my training plan - hmmm....I ran daily but not according to plan. And October 31st marked day 307 of my running streak. Woo-Hoo!
- To #plankaday - chuckling here as my last plank was on October 22nd and it was sporadic before then.
Now how much of this really, truly matters?
Goal 1: Being positive. Yes, this one does matter and it is a work in progress.
Goal 2: Running daily matters to me. I am doing it. Running according to plan....I will when I can but I honestly must listen to my body. More on that to come in a future post on Pushing It.
Goal 3: To #plankaday....I am not sure. It was something I added to increase my overall fitness. I thought I could squeeze in a least a minute, and I could, but I am pondering other cross-training, core-building elements that I can add it that may be fun to do with darling daughter. Any suggestions?
So what are my November goals?
- Find my positive and keep it more to the forefront. Use the voice of negativity to find my inner strength.
- Run daily.
- Participate in two races as training runs. Be smart. Run well but don't focus on time. Focus on fun.
- Run a 20-mile training run. I have read one 16-mile training run with marathons 12-weeks apart is sufficient, and I have done that, but I would still like the 20-miles for my peace of mind if I am able to smartly fit it into my training.
- Set SMART goals for myself in the Honolulu Marathon.
- Participate in the HBBC at Run to the Finish. Will you join me?