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I'm searching for a Theme

 

Confused Wile E Coyote GIF by Looney Tunes

 

no no not a silly topic theme for this challenge but a theME ... I'll just let CPG Grey explain as it is his idea afterall

 

 

So here I am - I've got the Oakland Marathon on March 20, 2022 - so that's consuming the first quarter of the new year (plus or minus a week) 

 

I even picked up a couple of fancy journals

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the lower one with the stickers is my currently journal

 

So THEME what will be mine for 2022?  

 

A Year of Joy 

A Year of Self 

A Year of Exploration 

 

so many options! 

I shall ponder and update this as I come to a conclusion 

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I like this idea! I kinda wish I had seen it before I splurged on Best Self Journals. Still, if I find myself falling off that bronco, I will keep this in mind. Direction is better than specifics. Thanks for sharing.

 

As for your theme, my question would be, what are your values? What do you value most in life?

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20 hours ago, Devyn said:

As for your theme, my question would be, what are your values? What do you value most in life?

I value me myself and my wife - but that's not useful to the question I suppose.  To me the idea of a season of theme is about open/closing ones self to things -- so a Theme of Joy is about trying to find joy in your day to day and a Theme of Exploration could be anything from trying a new food spot to doing a day trip once a month.

 

 

20 hours ago, Tanktimus the Encourager said:

Respect for the coyote gif, and best wishes for a theyou for 2022.

Yeah it is tough to beat ole Wile E. Coyote - Super Genius  ... well unless you are the Road Runner of course

Wile E Coyote Scare GIF by Looney Tunes

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Still pondering  -- themes are tough to figure y'all

Current Joy is at the top for me ... we'll see how I feel later today! 

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Alright so first season ... er quarter of 2022 will be the Season of Marathon

 

Goal 1 - Keep Training
This is simple as keeping to the current training plan and doing all the runs. We are at the end of Week 7 of 18 and have a 14 miler tomorrow. Week 8 starts on the 3rd and is 4-7-4 mid week and 15 on Saturday the 15 ... oh the fun!

Goal 2 - FOOD
Training means more than just running, it also means nutrition. So I'm going to try to be within 300 calories of my target going forward ... fingers crossed!

 

Goal 3 - Listen and Respond 

I've gotten into a bad habit of not responding to my wife while running if I don't have a thing to add/insert/etc ... so I need to stop that 

 

Goal 4 - Read 

I just got the new Dresden Files book and want to start rereading that series but need to finish Legacy of Mud first ... so I will attempt to READ every night before bed rather than checking the interwebs

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We did 14 miles this morning and well I'm H U N G R Y

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Morning 4 miler went well -- got rained on but that was nice.

 

I did listen and respond even if it was "yeah I've got nothing on that" so I call that a win

 

Finished up Legacy of Mud - not a book I think I'll revisit but a solid read none the less. I've picked back up The Dresden Files with Fool Moon which is probably my favorite as I've always enjoyed werewolf lore / fiction.

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Our morning 7 miles got us into Golden Gate Park before sunrise which is enchanting -- highly recommend going if can, though I guess if you're there after sunset it might be similar too. 

 

I was under my calorie goal yesterday by almost 800 calories (aka what I burned on the run) which is NO good -- gonna have to start upping my food game.  Today's run was 1500 calories ... oof

 

Enjoy the heck out of Fool Moon -- just so good! 

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huh ... seems I missed updating this thread ... oops ... so recap?

 

recap! 

End Review GIF by The Knew Method

 

Goal 1 - Keep Training

success! even ran a half-marathon last weekend in 02:31:11 -- definitely not my fastest half but ran it with my wife and that was great 

 


Goal 2 - FOOD
mixed bag, eating too much healthy "junk food" (clif bars etc) as it has been tough to down enough food 

 

 

Goal 3 - Listen and Respond 

going well here - the half with my wife felt like a 

 

 

Goal 4 - Read 

I made it thru Fool Moon and on to Grave Peril - with a detour into the RPG Monster of the Week as that is likely the next game my group will be playing (with me running it)

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