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Shifting Focus

Posted by on November 15, 2012

Next week wont come soon enough.  I am taking the whole week off and I plan on working on my to do list tonight to see what sort of trouble I can get into.

First thing I would like to mention is it is official!  I am going to be blogging once a week for The Budget Savvy Bride!  I was introduced this week on her blog and I couldnt be more pumped!  I have already written 5 posts in my draft folder since busy season is upon us.

Do you remember how I gave up French Fries for 2012 as my New Years Resolution?  The year is almost up which means it is time for a new resolution and a plate of french fries.  I know this post is probably premature in the new years talk, but I think I need to start shifting my focus and reevaluate some of my goals to accomplish what I want to accomplish in 2013 (if the world is still spinning).

Trust me, I know I have mentioned this before.  In my running “career” I have had one goal in mind, train for a half marathon.  My focus and drive was always 13.1 and smaller races in between.  I craved that distance and it sometimes overwhelmed me (DNS RnR Chicago).  Sometimes I was so pushed, I injured myself (stress fracture, damaged soft tissue).  This time I think I need to start focusing on becoming a stronger runner for 13.1 via 3.1.  I started my C25K program Tuesday and while I realized just how out of shape I am, I realized how good 2.1 miles felt.  It was not my fastest 2.1 miles by any stretch of the imagination (14.23 minutes), but that is the reason I am doing C25k.  I have taken too much time off and if I just ran 3 miles the way I used to, I would probably A)die B)get hurt.

So I am going to find a Jan 5k (as close to new years as possible) and run it.  That will be my starting race for 2013 that I will use to build up my strength and PR the heck out of each 5k after that.  Im not going to focus on 13.1, only 3.1.  Then I will move up to the next distance and hopefully eventually hit the marathon circut.  I so so so badly want to run a marathon.

3 Responses to Shifting Focus

  1. Ali Mc

    I’m SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beyond excited about you eating fries!!!!!! I totally remember you giving them up and thinking you were insane. I can’t believe it’s almost over!!!

    which fries will you get?

    also YAY for running again and the C25K program I think a Jan 5k will be perfect :)

    • Heather

      I dont know which type of fries to get! Matt says to start looking for the best in town and have those on hand at midnight.

  2. Carrie {Living It Up In U.P.}

    Congratulations on blogging for the Budget Savvy Bride! It sounds like you have great goals for yourself in 2013!

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