Sunday, December 16, 2012

Weekly Goals: Let's try this again?

This is my 100th post! I'm so excited that this blog has actually had some readers, other than my supportive parents. It's been so nice to feel like I have people to share my fitness goals with, especially the running triumphs and failures. I'm so looking forward to the next 100 posts as I continue to grow as a blogger, runner, and (hopefully) person.

Now, on to this weekend and goals. Nothing too exciting this weekend, mainly getting errands done before I leave New York for a month and sleeping too much. I did see Silver Linings Playbook, which was wonderful. It's such a sweet and uplifting film. I really recommend it if you're looking for an awards contender that won't depress you. It was exactly the movie to see after the dark events of last Friday.

I wish that I had a better goal report for my 100th post! But I ran a great 5K today (recap to come, of course) so I couldn't be more pleased with my running progress. I'm not hardcore training for my New Year's Eve half-marathon, and even if I were, I'd trust that one busted week of training won't ruin all the other weeks.

So I'm taking inspiration from this for this week's goals:

I am so proud of how far I've come and I have faith that, with continued dedication and hard work, I can continue to progress. With that said, let's do this.

Last week's goals:
• 1 spin session 
• 3 runs -- 1 speed session, 1 6-miler, 1 long run 

FAIL. The 5K was my speed work and I ran 2 miles on Thursday, but this was my lowest weekly mileage since after my half-marathon. Bringing that way up this week!
• 2 yoga practices 

Sadly, another fail. I did some yoga Saturday and Sunday night, but not a full-on practice. Luckily when I'm home my dad teaches yoga so I'll be sure to get in plenty of practice.
• 2 strength sessions

Check plus! A kettlebell class and two Refine Method classes.

Goals for this week
• 1 spin session
• 4 runs -- 1 short, 1 speed work, 1 6-miler, 1 long run
• 2 strength sessions
• 3 yoga classes

What are your goals for this week? Do you try to come back strong from a "weaker" week?


  1. I've been talking a lot to other (experienced) runners lately, and they all keep advising the same thing... I need to increase my mileage. So in terms of goals, I need to sneak in some longer runs on weekends. I'm taking it too easy and only hitting 6 - 8 miles.

    1. Good to have a mileage increase buddy! I've been averaging about 15, but last week was kind of pathetic. But I'll take it for the 5K time :)