For this week’s Tuesday on the run the girls are revisiting their running goals for 2016. Check out Marcia, Erika and Patty’s check-ins.
I never really set any running goals. I knew I was running the Princess Half and Picie Dust Challenge but they were just for fun and just to do and that was about it. But something happened right before Princess…. I decided I was a runner and I was going to take this running thing more seriously. To me that meant eating to fuel, joing a training group, and adding strength training.
I joined a training group with a local running store to train for our local half marathon which I completed on April 2. I have a love hate relationship with the group. The Scranton Half deserves it’s own post and it’s coming.
I had to change my relationship with food. I’ve had a bout or 2 of disordered eating and I kind of know what my triggers are so I needed to change the way I think about food. I used to think diet and exercise, but now it’s fuel and train. It’s not so much about losing weight as it is about gaining muscle. And to do that I hired a trainer and he’s great. And he can handle my mini breakdowns. I strength train 3 days a week and run 3-4 days a week.
The running bug bit me and I am itching to register for more races. I want to do at least a 5k each month and I have my eye on some halfs in the fall.
Stay injury free.
Journal to keep track of it all.