A Girl with a Plan
Sunday, June 03, 2012
I’m all fired up and ready for summer… and ready to keep turning up the heat with my accountability buddies!
First, I needed a long-term goal that didn’t involve the scale. It’s time to build on the progress I’ve made, and let the rest fall into place.
So I signed up for the Rock and Roll ½ Marathon coming up this August in Providence, RI. I worked at it last year, and it looked like too much fun to pass up. And I was in the medical tent, so that’s saying something! ;)
My main focus is going to be on running, but I want to take a whole-body approach to becoming the best runner I can be. This means developing a new attitude about food as fuel, and a lot more yoga and pilates.
Because the temperature is starting to rise, I’ve switched to early-morning runs. (Ok, I just switched on Friday, but it was fantastic!!) I plan to do 2-3 short (3-4 mile) runs during the week, and then a long run on Saturday or Sunday. I’m making yoga a requirement for those afternoons – it really stretches everything back out – and I’ll fill in pilates or a ballet workout on days I don’t run.
Food… has been an issue lately. I think I went too low carb for a while, and my appetite reacted by making me STARVING for crap carbs. Ugh. So I’m going to begin paying attention to my ratio of carbs, proteins, and fats. I also want to work more fruits and veggies into every meal, as I know I’ll be extra hungry as I start to rack up the miles.
I warned DH that this would be the summer of getting healthy… I’m not sure he quite gets what he’s in for!!