Motivational Monday!

11 Nov

I’m back on track today…with blogging, eating, exercising, etc. I apologize for the lack of posts last week, but I was enjoying having some free time with no marathon training 😉

After the marathon, I thought about what do I want to do next…it can be easy to get the “post-marathon blues” since you no longer have a training schedule to follow. But I’m really excited to make a new training schedule revolving around lifting. I can’t wait to get back into the gym.

In the past, after big races, I have taken at least a month off and done nothing. Then, I’d have to build back up from zero and that was frustrating…and my own fault! Now, 1 week after my key race of the year, I’m ready to continue building upon my foundation.

I will be getting back into lifting, while continuing to cross-train to maintain my cardio fitness. As the quote says, you need to put in effort day in and day out to achieve your goals. And I already have a few goals laid out for 2014!

Do you know what you want to accomplish before 2013 is over? Or in 2014?

How do you go about laying out goals and the steps you will take to get there?

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6 Responses to “Motivational Monday!”

  1. SCSU Campus Rec November 11, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

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  2. Jan @ Sprouts n Squats November 11, 2013 at 6:15 pm #

    Glad to hear you were enjoying your free time post marathon, you so deserve it 🙂

    I’ve set specific goals in the past and worked vigilantly towards them as well as more vague ones with an ‘I’ll get there when I get there attitude’, I find for running have a set race to run helps me work towards it and keep up with running.

    • reach-yourpeak November 12, 2013 at 9:09 am #

      I totally agree! Right now I really want to get back into lifting…it was hard balancing that with running during marathon training. I don’tp lan on running a race until march/april so I can definitely run less for now =)

  3. Karen London (@LondonsFog) November 11, 2013 at 7:56 pm #

    I’m a fairly new runner but I’ve already planned out most of my 2014. A 5K in February and April, possibly another one or a 10K in June, a 10K in August. Not sure about the rest of the year but I’m keeping my options open.

    • reach-yourpeak November 12, 2013 at 9:08 am #

      That’s great, good luck in all of your races!

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