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I'm busy, really busy. I have a lot of things that I do and that I want to do well. I'm kind of in a funny exploratory place right now, where I'm trying to figure out how to do all the things I want to do, how to do them well, and how to feel like doing my very best is enough.

 

Maybe I am totally delusional but I'm starting to wonder if maybe it IS possible for me to DO ALL THE THINGS.

let's see, ok?

I mean, it feels delusional, after I could only barely check in during the last challenge.

but I'm up for it.

 

* restrict the calories

last challenge reminded me that yes, when you diet, it works. I did 2 weeks of a mild cut + good exercise and I saw my weight start to trend down instead of trend up. which is GOOD. SUPER GOOD.

so, keep restricting the calories.

 

* do the exercises.

same old set of things:

running

tae kwon do

body weight. I really need to work this back in, it's not going to be optional / as you will any more. this challenge I want getting this more incorporated into life as my ultimate measuring stick.

 

my husband is super into running right now, and I'm so excited for him. he's got this super busy program mapped out and maybe out of FOMO I started to look at other training programs also. for YEARS I've avoided intermediate training programs because they have you running 5-6 times a week, and it's just super hard to think I can fit this in to my already packed life. BUT, I am going to increase my distance, and maybe start BW days with a little warmup run (or finish them with a warmup run?). example intermediate training program. work up to 4-5 days of running eventually, instead of 3.

 

* get the sleep.

yo, this is imperative. without sleep, getting up for regular exercise is nearly impossible. I have 2 late meetings during this challenge, so the rest of the time it's UP TO ME. that said, there's potentially 2 work trips to manage round, but I should be able to get this straight this week.

 

* do your best.

I've been thinking about all the things that I want to accomplish, and where my goals lie. I took the first step today to start working with a life coach, and for the next 4 weeks I want to really establish that process and confirm if it will work for me or not. I am really happy with my life. I'm really happy with all my interests and opportunities, both personal and professional. But I feel stressed about them - like I"m not being responsive enough, or that that I'm not able to make enough room for them. I want so figure out some tips to help with those things. so, do your best means do this. and do your best.

 

the things I want to track are:

how about them calories?

did I do the bw workouts?

did I get the sleep?

and did I do my best.

 

ok! let's do all the things!!!

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Today started out with a late start to work and then a flat on the highway.

Luckily I'm super pro at changing tires.

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My calendar - still sorting out week 1, but it's a start!

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You got this!

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I love it that you're so nonchalant about a flat tire.  I bet you just changed it, continued on your way, and still managed to get everything accomplished on your list. :) 

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Haha you always do all the things. :P 

 

I *think* @Machete recently mentioned in @Elastigirl's thread that he's doing a more skills based approach to running longer distances while doing all the things. Maybe that could be a better option than a straight up intermediate running program that's tailored for "just" runners?

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You always do all the things, my dear! Combining running and bodyweight sessions may make it a bit easier for sure! 4-5x a week does sound like a lot with the other requirements though. I look forward to seeing what you find out! 

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ha ha! thanks everyone. I am doing some serious reframing this fall. instead of beating myself up for not doing all the things perfectly, I'm going to do as much of all the things as I can and focus on enjoying them.

 

On 9/25/2016 at 8:24 AM, Nymeria said:

I love it that you're so nonchalant about a flat tire.  I bet you just changed it, continued on your way, and still managed to get everything accomplished on your list. :) 

 

um, yeah. it was totally like that, actually. tho' I did have to work a little late to finish the things on my list. ;)

 

HERE IS A STORY ABOUT MY WEEKEND.

by karinajean.

 

this weekend was super busy! I was on the go.

 

Saturday we had signed up for a 5K literally just across the street from our house. so, we got up and walked down, and it was the first year that this group was hosting the 5K, and they totally mixed up the course and we mis-ran it (everyone did) and it was just under 2 miles instead of 5k. OOPS! we split a buttered bagel and had some coffee and walked home, and then I brought Thirteen to TKD. After that we drove up to Albany - my husband had band practice, and Thirteen and I went up to my dad's to help him lift some stuff (he just had a pacemaker replaced, and can't lift things right now). the afternoon got a little silly - I thought dad and my stepmom would drive to church together, but she was gone already so I drove him to church, then backtracked to my brothers house, visited for a little (he is doing SO GREAT post-surgery, feeling better enough to be irritated about having to adjust his diet because of his new smaller surgery post esophomectomy), got my husband, and then drove back over to their church to eat dinner. that's a lot of driving in circles, but it was super good to see them all. we drove home and immediately got into bed.

 

Sunday we were up early and off to Accord NY for a 6K. this is a more established race but it still felt kind of goofy, in a wonderful way. it was a very small race crowd, we were bussed to the start and ran back, it was over a mountain (surprise!) so I told myself it was going to be uphill the whole way and that worked out super well for me. it was GORGEOUS weather, about 45 degF when we started but nice strong sun and I was totally comfortable the whole run. I felt really in the moment, and very happy. it was great. I finished in 35:23, so still a pretty solid 9 1/2 min/mile pace. I ate two delicious apples after the run and we drove to the dairy farm to pick up our milk, then drove home via the donut place and got some delicious donuts. I helped Thirteen with some homework and I spent the afternoon with a friend from high school. I dropped her at the train at 7pm and fell asleep on the couch when I got home.

 

BUSY WEEKEND.

 

I am working at home today b/c my car needs so many new tires (they're all rotten, seriously) and I have a chiropractic / acupuncture appt at lunch time. I went out and did a 5 mile "recovery run" that still managed to come in at about 9:37 min/mile pace. it was 37 degF and my sweat frosted up when it came through my gloves. oh, winter. you are sneaking up on me.  I'm super tired, too, and also this afternoon I'm planning on riding my bike over to pick up my car (I think it's about 3miles).

 

happy new challenge! let's do all the things!

 

 

 

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On 9/25/2016 at 9:54 AM, Mad Hatter said:

Haha you always do all the things. :P 

 

I *think* @Machete recently mentioned in @Elastigirl's thread that he's doing a more skills based approach to running longer distances while doing all the things. Maybe that could be a better option than a straight up intermediate running program that's tailored for "just" runners?

 

Funny, I'm actually following Hal Higdon's Novice 1 (from the same site) for my marathon in January. I just removed the two shorter runs to lower the volume and make room for Jiu-jitsu, handstand training, and CrossFit (e.g. "all things").

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Wow that was a busy weekend but productive. :) Awesome challenge start!

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35 minutes ago, Machete said:

 

Funny, I'm actually following Hal Higdon's Novice 1 (from the same site) for my marathon in January. I just removed the two shorter runs to lower the volume and make room for Jiu-jitsu, handstand training, and CrossFit (e.g. "all things").

 

oh, nice. I love hal higdon, his trainings are so clear and attainable. I do his 5K novice every time I stop running and want to start again, and have been doing the 10K novice whenever I'm upping volume. both of those leave lots of room for tae kwon do and other BW exercises during the week (they're cross training / strength and stretch, right?), which is great. His intermediate programs seem to really jump into YOU ARE A RUNNER EVERY DAY NOW which I don't have a problem with per-say, but I do have a fairly limited amount of time for exercising, so unless I"m really dedicated about getting up early, running, then doing bw stuff, I can't fit it in.

 

but maybe I CAN and I'm just selling myself short. we shall see.

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13 minutes ago, karinajean said:

 

oh, nice. I love hal higdon, his trainings are so clear and attainable. I do his 5K novice every time I stop running and want to start again, and have been doing the 10K novice whenever I'm upping volume. both of those leave lots of room for tae kwon do and other BW exercises during the week (they're cross training / strength and stretch, right?), which is great. His intermediate programs seem to really jump into YOU ARE A RUNNER EVERY DAY NOW which I don't have a problem with per-say, but I do have a fairly limited amount of time for exercising, so unless I"m really dedicated about getting up early, running, then doing bw stuff, I can't fit it in.

 

but maybe I CAN and I'm just selling myself short. we shall see.

 

Yeah, I do think his Intermediate programs assume adequate running proficiency. He measures training in miles rather than time, and a runner with an easy 7:30 aerobic mile would have a quick and painless mid-week 3-miler compared to my 11-minute mile. There seems to be a lot more that goes into it if one is striving for ultimate mediocrity (i.e. above-average in everything).

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1 hour ago, Machete said:

 

Yeah, I do think his Intermediate programs assume adequate running proficiency. He measures training in miles rather than time, and a runner with an easy 7:30 aerobic mile would have a quick and painless mid-week 3-miler compared to my 11-minute mile. There seems to be a lot more that goes into it if one is striving for ultimate mediocrity (i.e. above-average in everything).

 

From what I can gather, I think the important things are:

1. be able to run at the distance you want to run at

2. after you achieve that, work on speed incorporating short fast runs

3. continue your speed work with sprint work or in-run speed-ups and slow-downs at an intermediate distance

 

I'm hopeful that I can stick at my 10k distance, and work in 2 and 3 successfully. I'm HOPING that the plans he's got have the ultimate goal of increasing distance and speed at the same time... so my winter plan is see if I can only increase speed.

 

and yeah! I am a huge fan of ultimate mediocrity. because: ALL THE THINGS.

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2 hours ago, karinajean said:

ha ha! thanks everyone. I am doing some serious reframing this fall. instead of beating myself up for not doing all the things perfectly, I'm going to do as much of all the things as I can and focus on enjoying them.

 

I <3 this philosophy. :)

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I'm so tired!

I worked from home and I totally did all the things (SO FAR).

1. run ran, as noted above.

2. did some work (likely not enough, still working)

3. rode bike to acupuncture/chiropractic - only about 1 mile round trip

4. more work

5. rode bike to car place to get my car, roughly 3.5 miles. fit bike into back seat, SWEET, so it was possible to get it back home again too.

6. working but this time for serious but yo I am so tired.

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I don't blame you. I'm tired reading your list.

 

I'm going to do as much of all the things as I can and focus on enjoying them.

 

I agree with Sylph that this is a great attitude. That schmaltzy image that floats around Facebook from time to time about how exercise isn't punishment for what you ate? I'm really trying to take that to heart lately.

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yes! I mean, I do these things because I love doing them. I eat what I eat because I love eating it. if I believe that the universe is expanding and the world is abundant and there is enough for everyone, I should believe that about my life too. (wow that escalated quickly.)

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7 hours ago, karinajean said:

 

From what I can gather, I think the important things are:

1. be able to run at the distance you want to run at

2. after you achieve that, work on speed incorporating short fast runs

3. continue your speed work with sprint work or in-run speed-ups and slow-downs at an intermediate distance

 

I'm hopeful that I can stick at my 10k distance, and work in 2 and 3 successfully. I'm HOPING that the plans he's got have the ultimate goal of increasing distance and speed at the same time... so my winter plan is see if I can only increase speed.

 

and yeah! I am a huge fan of ultimate mediocrity. because: ALL THE THINGS.

 

Personally, since I'm not really aiming for a finish time, I generally stay away from moderate-intensity runs (which is apparently the cardio boogeyman that supposedly eats your gains), and because I have so much other things to do I just stick to slow runs, and gradually just increasing my speed at the same level of exertion/heart rate. I can only recover from a few high-intensity sessions a week, and sprints wouldn't have as much of a training effect for me as something like heavy deadlifts would. Gotta' straighten my priorities in order to do all the things.

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3 hours ago, karinajean said:

yes! I mean, I do these things because I love doing them. I eat what I eat because I love eating it. if I believe that the universe is expanding and the world is abundant and there is enough for everyone, I should believe that about my life too. (wow that escalated quickly.)

I love you :)

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3 hours ago, karinajean said:

yes! I mean, I do these things because I love doing them. I eat what I eat because I love eating it. if I believe that the universe is expanding and the world is abundant and there is enough for everyone, I should believe that about my life too. (wow that escalated quickly.)

 

Are... are you Yoda?

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