Motivational Monday!

10 Mar

Yay Monday! Another week! Part of me isn’t a huge fan of Mondays, but part of me likes the thought of a whole new week to get s*%t done 😉

I’ve been thinking about how I need to get back to running. I went for a run with my dad on Saturday (only 1.5 miles) and felt great. He said he’d like to train for a 5K with me, so we will be starting now that it’s getting warmer and lighter out in the evenings.

My running goals are to PR in the 5K and half marathon this year. I wanted to run a half marathon on April 27, but that’s not happening. I have barely been running and it’s not realistic. It kind of made me feel down about my running, and how I lost basically everything I worked up to for the NYC Marathon, which is why I liked this quote I found:

motivational quote

Despite being out of shape with running, I really want to gain my fitness back. Yes, it sucks that 3 miles is tough but I will do what I can. I want to start building a base, and then do a solid 5K training plan. Plus, I’m planning on running a half-marathon this July in Paraguay! I also think all of the strength training I’ve been doing will help with speed – I just hit my squat PR on Saturday!!

So we’ll see how it goes…I know I’ve written about wanting to get back to running, but it really has been difficult with the weather. Now that it’s warm, I can’t wait to get back out there. I just didn’t feel the need to force myself to run outside when I didn’t have a concrete goal in mind.

What are your spring goals?

Do you run 5K races?


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3 Responses to “Motivational Monday!”

  1. Kristin March 10, 2014 at 11:03 am #

    You are going to definitely PR your 5k because it sounds like you have very, VERY strong legs!! Once you start your speed workouts, you’re going to hit the times you want!
    My favorite distance is 5k!! After my half marathon Sunday, I plan to get back into the swing of 5ks for a while. I love working on speed! They’re a lot of fun and they don’t break down my legs as much! Good luck with your training!! You’re going to do great!!

    • reach-yourpeak March 10, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

      Thank you for your kind words!! My legs have def gotten way stronger and I’m hoping that translates into faster times…we’ll see!

      • Kristin March 10, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

        I’m sure it will!!! Can’t wait to hear about your journey!!

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