I really love food. Apparently, too much food can be a bad thing. I hear exercise can counteract that problem. I run so I can eat. Thus, I love to run.
“Cause sometimes you just feel tired,
Feel weak, and when you feel weak, you feel like you wanna just give up.
But you gotta search within you, you gotta find that inner strength
And just pull that shit out of you and get that motivation to not give up
And not be a quitter, no matter how bad you wanna just fall flat on your face and collapse.”
I know it is a bit old school and Eminem can be an acquired taste. But, still…this is one of the best intros to song while you are running! Especially when I heard it about the 23 mile of my marathon last year. And I know he isn’t referring to running in the song, but man…it just hits the nail on the head anyway!
I have thought about setting a specific goal for running this year. Last year I reached three goals. Half Marathon, Adventure Race, and Full Marathon.
While I know I am doing a couple Half Marathons this year already. I am not sure if I will do a Full. And since these are already distance that I have done, I don’t see them as a “goal”.
But, what I think will help me throughout the entire year is to set a specific amount of miles to try and reach.
I am going with 500. I have NO IDEA if this is attainable for me. Last year, I ran 450. And that is with all the Half and Full training. So, 500 might be a stretch, but I am not sure.
I probably won’t talk too much about it, but will title my running posts with 30/500, etc. to hold myself accountable and so I can see the progression.
And really, setting the specific number is just a formality. If I don’t hit it, I won’t be upset. If I blow it out of the water, that is great. But, really it is just give me something to press toward. In my mind, it makes sense and that is what counts;)
If I am on my run and think…”ok, one more mile so I can count it towards my total”, then this whole experiment is a success. I work well with goals and numbers.
So, here we go. I have a long way to go!
I had 4 miles on the schedule yesterday, I did not do.
Today is a rest day, but of course I need to make up the 4 miles I didn’t run yesterday.
It is 7pm and I am just now finishing wrapping up loose ends with work.
I am more than exhausted. I feel like my head is gravitating towards a pillow and it is beyond my control. My eyes are fuzzy. And my head hurts.
I am going to go relax with the kiddos before they go to bed.
Then. Then, I am hoping I magically get hit with a burst of energy and I can go enjoy this crazy warm March weather and get a run in. I know my mind needs the fresh air. My body needs the exercise. And mentally, I need to get my mind away for at least 4 miles, if not more. It is just a matter of tricking myself in to thinking I am not actually exhausted.
We will see what happens.