I had time yesterday to update my training page to reflect my plans for this week, but I didn’t get a chance to talk about my goals for the week. So here they are, one day later than they should be!
This week’s first goal is to get back on track with my food journal. Keeping a food journal actually makes me obsess less about what I’m eating, reminds me that I’m not overeating, and lets me see when I’m undereating. Lately I’ve been slacking a bit when it comes to keeping up with the journal, which has got to stop! I need to get back into the habit of recording my meals.
My second goal is to get to the gym and get in the cross-training I have been trying to do for the past two weeks! The last two weeks, I’ve been in not-the-best mood, and it has been a struggle just to get my running in. This week I want to make it to the gym to lift some weights and do a little bit of cross-training no matter what. Obviously, this always ends up being easier said than done, but I’m hoping that some of the things that have been going on in my personal life that have been creating some difficulties will start to clear up this week and leave me feeling like I’m living in a swirling chaos of negative emotion. I also need to be proactive about reminding myself how good I feel when I lift weights, and what an important component of balanced, overall health cross-training is.
On the calendar for today is a 4-mile Fartlek run. I’ve been playing around a bit with the McMillan Running Calculator since Lindsay mentioned it in a recent comment, and I think it might be fun to try and train according to the way it breaks things down. My goal for this run is to do the ‘on’ intervals somewhere between 8:30 and 8:55/mile. Even though it’s a lovely day outside, I might end up at the gym for this one, just so that I don’t risk getting frustrated with my whack-a-doo Garmin.
So that’s me, folks. What’s up for you this week?
UPDATE: My friend Kara posted about a 30-day arm challenge that she is going to do. I think I’m going to join her, and whip my upper-body into shape as well! Lord knows my arms could use it!! Anyone else want to join in? You can get more information on the challenge here.