A lot of runners I talk to say that they have to have a goal to stay motivated, and I must agree. I know some people can just go out and run 6 miles a day with nothing but the joy to drive them. I crave running just like the other crazies, but I am just too scattered to go out with no goal in mind.
What do you do after a full? Some looneys say another, and again, I'd have to agree, BUT not anytime soon, so in the meantime, what will be my next goal?
I decided that it's speed! Around where I live you can find a 5K pretty much every weekend, so I decided its too hot for super long running for me right now (I'm a pansy, not gonna lie), so I'd utilize these 5Ks and try for PRs!
Honestly, I can't remember what my actual PR is in a 5K, but I've broken an hour in a 10K, therefore my goal next weekend is to break 30 mins for my 5K. Foxy says I'll do that no problem, the clincher this time is that I'll have Sugar with me in the BOB (have I mentioned how much I love this thing???)! It's one thing to run full out on my own, but a completely different ball game with the stroller. I'm also concerned that there will be some hills on this course, we shall see!
Today I took to the trail here, in midday with Sugar in the BOB & did speed work. I looked online & basically got the instruction to do 400s at 8 seconds below your desired goal pace. Which would be 2.25 mins for me or 2min 15sec for 400m, which is a quarter mile. The first few I didn't time specifically, just pushed it for the distance. Then I started mixing it up and would run hard (as fast as I could still breathe) for .1 miles, then walk .1, and did that for a while, then back to .25 miles & so on. We took a break in the middle so Sugar could swing a few minutes!
It was SO.MUCH.FUN!!! Yes, I'm one of those crazy people that thinks pushing yourself to impossible limits is fun, and you know what, every time I sped up Sugar would giggle and kick her legs. She is my personal cheerleader! And when I was done I felt strong, healthy, powerful! Those are things mommies should strive to be, not skinny and perfect and always put together!
I want Sugar to remember mommy sweaty and smiling when she's older. I hope she can always say, "I can't remember my mom not working out and she was always more fun afterwards!"! That's my ultimate goal!!!
What's your current goal?