Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Maybe I need goals

I was going to post this big mind fuck post but I decided to delete it. That is why I go to therapy. That is why I have a journal.
Instead I am just going to go with a physical post.
The brain funk is definitely killing me physically. It isn't all brain some is responsibility, season, fear and injury.
It is a round robin effect I think though. I usually feel pretty good when I exercise and have my food game on. I, like a working dog, do better when I have a job. My job now is to make a plan for the 10 miler in June. It sounds far off but as I print out calendars I realize it is 13 weeks away and I need to start now.
As of late I have become more and more overwhelmed with almost everything.  I read online but it seems like there are 100 plans and all are the best. Today I came upon a blog where a writer discussed this exact problem. She talked about how she ran a half marathon last year but got to the race tired and was exhausted by the end. Not just surface tired but deeply worn out. I can totally identify with that. I ran the 10 miler last year and was proud of my time but I was so burnt out of running that I stopped and didn't run again until the Road race over 2 months later.
One of the things she talked about was making it work around life and she had her entire 12 weeks done with post-it notes. I don't have the time or the multi-colored post-its. The point was that it allowed her to move things around if needed.
I am not sure how this is different from last year but I did step away from plans that had something to do all days. Like there never seemed to be a rest.
I decided to write in pencil and the long runs for the week I used a post-it bullet that I can move if needed. This is my basic plan. I am not sure if I can get back to track workouts but that and yoga are on my wish list. I am also thinking if I run on the track workout day can I count that as a run day? Like just stay and run 2 miles after and call it the short day. Need To Simplify......

I also know that I do a lot of stupid shit "for the T-shirt" so I bought myself a $4 shirt at Walmart and asked the girls to make me a winners shirt. They can write on it with markers and I found a cool iron-on cupcake to put on the front. I only get the shirt if I complete my workout plan for the month.
I dug out some other tools and hope they help.
This all sounds great for now but putting it into action is a whole different story. Maybe a weekly update here would be good. I could tell you if I earned any stickers from the girls. Woohoo!

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Race Results

09/07/07 Main Street Mile 11:44
05/18/08 YPD 5k 52:57 17:05
06/14/08 Walpole Village 5K 35:27 11:26
06/21/08 Mashpee Fun Run 34:21 11:05
07/19/08 Mashpee Woodlands 36.49 11:52
08/10/08 Falmouth Road Race 1:29:31
08/25/08 Women Running Wild 35:40 11:30
10/25/08 Mashpee Firefighters 37:47 12:10
05/02/09 Cape Abilities 5K 34:59 11:17
05/17/09 YPD 5K 36:41 11:50
08/09/09 Falmouth Road Race 7mi 1:37
10/31/09 Mashpee Firefighters 5K 37:15 12:00
09/11/11 Main Street Mile 12:31
10/29/11 Screech to the Beach 5K 39.13 12:20
08/12/12 Falmouth Road Race 1:34:24 13:29
05/18/14 YPD 5k 44.25 14:17
06/1/14 June Jog 4mi 1:04 16:00
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:42:04 14:35
09/27/14 Girly Girl 5K 37:24 12:02
10/26/14 Pell Bridge Run 4mi 48:41 12:10
11/27/14 Turkey Trot in VA 5K 35:22 11:23
12/06/14 Jingle Jog 5K 34:42 11:11
03/29/15 Thomas Guinta Memorial 5K 34:14 11:03
04/19/15 St. Margaret's 5K 31:11 10:21
05/17/15 YPD Blues 5K 34:58 11:17
06/07/15 Newport 10 Miler 1:56:09 11:36
06/20/15 Mackenzie's 5K 33:55 10:54
08/17/14 Falmouth Road Race 1:33:51 13:24
10/31/15 Screech at the Beach 36:19 11:40
5/20/18 YPD Run to Remember 37.37 12:08