Xena Posted February 8, 2017 Report Share Posted February 8, 2017 I had a LOT of travel last month. Some of it was fun, and I survived it all. But mostly I'm really happy to be back to my routines....so here's the plan for this month (p.s. I don't love everything about this song, and this youtube version has kind of weird pictures...I just like the "Guess who's back" part) 1. Run 120 miles: Following training plan exactly would be 134 miles. This would include 2 20-milers (Week 1 MV 20 and Week 4 Bridge run). I have a couple plans for scaling this goal if needed due to illness, extreme weather or to allow for a skiing weekend. Otherwise, just run :-) 2. 50 negatives: I like this goal because it serves as an umbrella. To do the negatives I have to go to the gym, which means I also lift. 3. 400 pushups: I was debating whether to have a pushup goal or not. I’m doing it. 100 per week. 4. House elf: Before leaving for work (or before noon on weekends) five chores need to be done: bed made**, no clothes on the floor, dishes done, living room tidy, dining room table clear. Goal is five days per week. **Special exception if the cat is sleeping on the bed ;-) Other things I’m doing but not making specific challenge goals: Winter scavenger hunt...I have a list of things I want to get out and do this season. I mentioned it last month. It's a pretty diverse list, from doing volunteer work, to taking a ski trip. Playing around with my lifting plan again (had to scale back in various ways to accommodate marathon and travel plans, now can go hard again for a few weeks). I can work leg strength stuff back in. I also think I’ve been slacking a little on core exercises and can do something about that. Getting rid of 100 things (trash, donation, using up things that would otherwise sit around) Getting back to listening to Spanish podcasts while driving…aiming for twice a week Yoga…aiming for once a week, can be a short session Tarot…aiming to practice once a week Working on my list of dreaded tasks Tracking my calories, aiming for 2000/day…various rewards for compliance. Doesn’t count reasonable food and sports drinks consumed during runs over 10 miles. Also giving myself slack on two specific meals after two planned 20-milers. Will eat what I think my body needs and will count it as 600 calories. And lastly...I'm starting to realize that this is a pretty long list. I want to think a bit about how I'm spending my time. Maybe I'm making myself too busy, and not leaving enough time for the people around me. Just something I've been kicking around in my head. 11 Quote Xena, Level 14+ Valkyrie Ranger January 2017 December 2016 Oct/Nov 2016 Link to comment
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