I love how I do these goal posts and then never update at the end of the month… Let’s see if this will be different!
Run at least 15 miles a week
I need to keep up my running through the winter months. I remember a time when I would run 5 miles on a weeknight twice a week. What happened to that? I figure I can muster 15 miles. I miss those high mileage weeks – I was hungry as all get out, but I was losing! Which is what matters. I know I’ve been running pretty steadily, but that is usually because I have a big race or something coming up, and after December 8th my next race isn’t until March. Womp Womp. So the point of this is to keep at it, and don’t let the cold weather, warm blankets, and puppies dissuade me from getting at least a short run in.
Regardless of what diet plan you are on, the idea of only eating when you are hungry is key. The difference is figuring out which hungry you are – physical or emotionally. If I wait long enough through a moment of ‘hunger’ it goes away. This tells me that this moment was emotional hunger or boredom hunger. If it’s close to lunch and I hear my stomach grumble then obviously it’s physical. I set time for myself as well – a regime really. I eat breakfast at work so around 8:00am then I have a snack (a banana or some fruit) at 10. I eat lunch at 12, and then a snack at 2-3pm. I eat dinner when Jason gets home and that’s that. I’ll most likely have a snack after dinner, but I am reigning it in on that too. No cereal in the house, no ice cream in the house, etc.
Eff the Haters
I got some people that seriously all they care about is being rude and mean, and trying to get my goat. Well it’s my goat, darn it. You can’t have her. I’m taking back my backbone and ripping the carpet out from under you. Goodbye fair weather friends. Goodbye people who can’t let shit go. Goodbye those who can’t accept apologies, and can’t be the bigger person. I’ll be childish for a minute, but it’s nice being in my cushy contractor job that for some reason finds me indispensable. How were those furlough days, huh? I’m not trying to be a bitch, but when some jerkface decides to refer to me as a insane, crazy bitch to my husband, dude, go swallow a creek. Go back to your redneck living, delusional life that you lead, and go drown in the lake of you – and take your wretched annoying wife with you. *Brushes off shoulders* man that feels good. Oh and Obama won, get over it. (O’DOYLE RULES)
Drink More Water
I seriously have been slacking guys, and I feel it everywhere. My skin, My hair, my throat, my joints. Ugh. Running is hard when you are dehydrated. I have WAY too many long distance races coming up to eff with that. I’m working on forcing myself to drink more throughout the day and get into the habit of it. I just don’t feel as off when I am chugging water – especially after the beer fest that was this weekend – and with the brewery right down the road, I don’t see it ending. I should really run in that direction and get a cold one and then run home. Too much? Well, I think not. There are a lot of studies that suggest that beer is the ultimate recovery drink, so it’s got to be good mid-run right? Oh yeah we are talking about water.
That seems like a good bunch of goals for the month! I’ll check back in at the end of the month/beginning of 2014 and let you know how I did.