New Goals–What’s Beautiful?

Thanks to Mother Nature, I barely ran this past week.  Tuesday evening was stormy – thunder, lightning…so Twilight Tuesday was cancelled.  However, I found a TV exercise game online.  I did the exercises during Dancing with the Stars The Results show. 

I did get to Bikram Yoga on my lunch time on Wednesday.  I followed that up with a 2 mile run on Thursday morning before work.  All in all, not bad for someone who completed 2 half marathons in 8 days.  I probably needed the rest more than I realized.

Next week, I will be building back up my miles and beginning speedwork in preparation for my next challenge. Thanks to the encouragement of the wonderful Dr Shauna Harrison, I have signed up for the Under Armour What’s Beautiful competition.  If you don’t know, Under Armour Women “are redefining the female athlete by setting epic goals and pushing past where we’ve ever been and where we thought we could go.”  As a part of the challenge, you set goals for yourself with the hopes of crushing them.

I had already set a challenge for myself for 2013.  I planned to run 13 races in 2013, including my first half marathon.  Well, in the past few months, I have blown through more than half of my goals.  At this point,month 5, I have already run 6 races including 2 half marathons!!!  So for my challenge, I have upped the ante so to speak.  I am aiming for a sub-three hour half marathon! Yes, that means I will be running at least one more this year!  My specific goal is:

I Will run 13 races in 2013 including a sub-3 hour half marathon and rebuild my core.

I’m still working on my Summer/Fall race schedule.  However, I’m thinking Rock N Roll Philly and/or the Baltimore Running Festival will probably be on it.  One of those two will be my goal race.  This will mean running and training strong this summer to be ready to blow through this next goal. 

Classes are done for this school year so I get my Thursday evenings back.  That means 3-4 runs and 2-3 crosstraining sessions are back in the schedule.  Woohoo!  This week’s schedule looks like this:

Monday – Bikram Yoga

Tuesday – Twilight Tuesday Tempo Run 3-4 miles

Wednesday – ?

Thursday – Speedwork

Friday – Bikram Yoga

Saturday – Long Run 6-8 miles

Let’s see how I do this week!

What are your goals for this week?  Are any of you doing the Under Armour What’s Beautiful challenge?  Is anyone else sick of this crazy weather?

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. OTSJ
    May 13, 2013 @ 12:20:01

    Great Job on all the work! I started back a little yoga the last couple nights and nothing was out of whack, it did feel good to stretch out after being all crunched up. I can’t wait just to sit on my mat and breathe, work out the kinks, and balance. I opted out of going with hubby and running into the 10 milers-I would have been frustrated and bummed. Stayed home and had coffee instead. I go for my two week appt tomorrow, anxiously waiting, just to put on my running shoes that are looking dusty. Have a great week eating up some road and try some gentle Vinyasa concentrating on breath and mind to get back into the groove. I bought a fabulous book showing muscles for poses that has helped me do other poses requiring less abdominal stress. (My feet are lookin’ good) :O)

    Reply

    • hysterrunner
      May 15, 2013 @ 03:06:59

      I hope your doctor’s appt went well. I posted some videos in an earlier post on strength training. There are some good ab exercises and upper body exercises from a therapist in Australia designed for post-op on the videos.

      Reply

      • OTSJ
        May 18, 2013 @ 12:46:34

        Thanks! All is going well, but I had to put my running shoes away. I have another 4 weeks before I can run. Hope you had a great running weekend.

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Rock N Roll Philly Half Marathon

Race # 10September 15, 2013
Aiming for a PR!
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