Unfortunately, this week wasn’t very productive for me. I was looking forward to starting 2014 off with a bang, but that wasn’t in the cards. My body had other plans.
I had originally planned a run for New Year’s Day, but was so sick that I decided to keep it mellow in the recliner. I started sneezing new year’s eve, and went to bed around 1a.m. but didn’t feel sick until I woke up on new year’s day. Actually, I felt pretty gross. And I’ve spent the past two days curled up in the same spot, sipping on cold & flu elixir.
The good news is that I got to catch up on a lot of blog reading. The unfortunate part is that I didn’t get any quality workouts in this first week of the year, and I’m pretty bummed about that.
It’s kinda hard to go for a run when you can’t breathe. And don’t even try to do yoga. The second you turn upside-down for the first downward dog, your head will feel like it’s about to explode.
Since the week was pretty uneventful in the fitness department, I’m not going to write out my usual assessment. I’ll just say, I was able to get in one run on Monday. I ran 5.16 miles at a 9:40 average pace. It was a great run, and I had plenty of time to think about my running goals for the year while I was out.
I didn’t write out my running specific goals like the majority of the blogging population. Instead I’m just sharing a little collage of what I have hoped for the year.
One of my running goals is to log 1,000 miles in 2014. I really feel like this is a good number for me to reach towards. I also want to focus a little more on speed work and cross training. My main goal is to stay healthy and injury free, so I’m going to implement regular cycling and swimming into my schedules. My hubby might even buy me a Spinner bike for my birthday – which is this month.
As far as races go, I only have two races on the books as of now: Best Damn Race Safety Harbor and Orlando. I’m shooting to complete my first half with a sub 2:00 finish. That’s the objective. We have less than a month until Safety Harbor, and then there’s Orlando, so we’ll see. Of course, there are other races that I’m still looking into. And don’t forget that I’m doing the Spartan Special Ops in February. That’s gonna be a tough race. And of course, only time will tell if I ever decide to train for another marathon. I looked into a fall marathon, but I’m not too enticed by the local Florida marathons. I’d love to do the Chicago marathon as my first, but I just don’t know if it’d be in the cards for me this year. I don’t have to make a decision just yet, so we’ll leave it at that.
As far as the rest of my goals for 2014, I’d like to take a sewing class – or learn from my mother, start speaking more Spanish and I want to keep the house more organized in hopes of selling it to move to a larger one. We have outgrown our house by just a little bit and we are currently looking at 4 and 5 bedrooms. Essentially, since my husband now works from home, we need a dedicated office for him to use. And we are planning to add to our family sometime soon, so 5 bedrooms would be perfect for our clan. Plus, you know we always have family and friends come visit us, so that extra bedroom would get lots of use. (We actually have our cousins from North Carolina staying with us tonight) We are like a hostel up in here. Lastly, I am studying for my NASM-CPT and so I plan to finish that sometime in late February or early March. That is a BIG priority for me. Lots of studying between now and then.
I am always trying to think of new ways to better myself, so I don’t want to pigeonhole myself to only the goals listed above. I like to reevaluate myself every month and decide where and what I’m going to focus on at that particular time. At this particular time, I’m going to focus on going to bed, because I want to run tomorrow morning. I’m finally able to breathe, so I gotta get in those miles. I start the counter tomorrow!!!!
Hope you all are feeling good and keeping warm. Have a good week.