Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Playing Catch-up

I've got a lot of catch-up to do.  My April goals included an increase in mileage to 100 miles (from 80 last month) and also to run a minimum of 20 times.

I am SERIOUSLY behind on these goals.  It's almost unachievable.

Notice I said "almost"? 

It will be difficult, but I'm not a quitter and I will not give up.  This is WHY I set goals.  So that when issues arise I can push myself harder to achieve them.

For numerous reasons I haven't run much the last couple of weeks.  I have some valid reasons, I have been busier than usual, I was away a couple times, but mostly I've been lazy and unmotivated.  Excuses!

So far this month I have only run 17.8 miles and 4 runs.  Being that it's almost mid-month I have a lot of work ahead of me.

In order to reach my mileage goal I have to run on average 4.84 miles per day.  And to reach my # of runs goal, that one is probably tougher.  I have to run 16 out of the next 17 days - YIKES!

But I'm going to give it a go.  I'm thinking the only way I can safely reach the # of runs goal is to add in a few days where I just run a short 1-2 mile run where I would normally take a rest day.  Otherwise I think I'd be risking injury and burn-out.

 We can do anything we set our mind & hearts to!



Missy said...

That's a lot of runs lady, but I know you'll do it!!!

Kyle and Darci said...

With your determination I know you can do it!! I like your idea of only running 1-2 on your "rest" days to give your body a little bit more of a break!

ajh said...

Yeah short mileage days in those others would be good I think. Good luck.

Michelle said...

You CAN do it!

Sarah said...

I think you have a great plan!

Heather said...

You can definitely do it - even one or two milers add up and help you meet your goal!

Syl said...

Heidi, if anyone can do it it is you! Life happens, it's ok for it to happen, but I know you will keep going and not quit, if anything you are a fighter...keep fighting my friend.

Fran said...

You can do this! I'm sure of it.

I love the goals pic. I needed a new goal too and I found one. Stay tuned for my blog which I will post tonight. I'm so excited and I know you will like it.

Good luck on the runs!

Marcelle said...

I haven't seen you on my blog either lately and wondered what had happened to you.
My blog is going Private from Friday, let me know if you want to still read, if so I need your email address to send you an invite.

Lynsey said...

If anyone can do this, it's you. Good luck girl!

kimert said...

You CAN do anything you set your heart and mind to! I know you will succeed! Good luck!

Nicole on the run said...

Good for you, for being all courageous and feisty! You go girl!

I'm so sure you can do it, I added you to my link list.