Nope, that’s not my age. It’s the distance I ran today.
The BMO 1/2 MARATHON finally arrived!
Here are some stats according to my garmin:
Total distance: 13.35miles
Total Time: 1:52:56
Avg Pace: 8.27min/mile
Overall? I’m stoked! I knew that my time would be around 1:50 and I’m so glad that it worked out. Especially since I wasn’t feeling optimal these last few days; first exam stress, then tired, then a little cold! It’s been a rough and busy week. So to still do well on this race feels awesome (and a little sore!).
Now I’ve started thinking about what I want to do for the summer… I need a challenge. Any suggestions?
Since I posted.
Well I’m not quite out of the dark yet. I’ve finished 4 of 5 exam (three of them in just over twenty-four hours on Thursday/Friday) and the last one really isn’t too worrisome.
I do have a dietetics interview to prepare for as well, I’m a little nervous since last year it was the interview portion that I bombed. But hopefully I’ll be more prepared this time around?
It’s making me quite lazy right now. I’m trying to motivate myself to do some spring cleaning, but all I’ve managed to do today is take out the garbage/recycling. :p
I’ve been reading blogs…
like From French Fries to Flaxseeds, which has an awesome give away by the way.
Or old stands like KERF, Healthy Tipping Point, Oh She Glows.
And other fantastic Canadian blogs, Life After Bagels, Why Deprive?
My butt has been glued to seats quite frequently this past week and my back and shoulders have totally felt it. But rolling it out with a foam roller every night totally helped.
So now my stress levels are lower and instead of school I’m thinking about summer. I basically have one thing I need to get doing:
JOB HUNTING. Anyone hiring? Other then that I have no summer plans, except chill out, relax and use my brain less.
Oh and I’m really looking forward to this:
(only add in a 1/2 before that marathon will you.)
And once I finished that I need to think of some other fun sports goal. Might involve this:
What are your summer plans?
I promise to be back (sooner rather then later) with better pictures.
Well it’s just a typical Tuesday night – with one change. Instead of wasting my time watching Biggest Loser, I’m currently watching some sort of Lost Recap. OMG I watched this show the first season which was like eons ago. Unfortunately life prevented me from watching it in later seasons, and any time I’d catch an episode… well I was confused as hell. The show where you’ll be lost…
Anyway… on to today.
So you might have noticed that yesterday was not only a Monday but also a first of a new month: bring on February. I can’t believe we’re a month into 2010 already… and I got to thinking about my new years resolutions, and how I had no idea if I was working on them or not…. So instead of just forgetting about them I decided to take a little look at how I’m doing.
Get more ENERGY.
Er, definitely not happening. In fact my sleeping pattern is really crazy right now, it’s not good. I’m tired and my muscles aren’t rejuvenating themselves as fast as I would like. Anyone have any good websites/resources about getting sleeping patterns working?
Keep my grades where they are or higher!
Well I think they’re about the same. At least judging from the one mark I’ve gotten back. I’ve decided to make this goal more structured: I want grades of 80% and higher (85% and higher is the ultimate goal actually). Having an actual number to shoot for makes it more probably something will happen.
Be an awesome prez (do some bossing around yo! )
This is going pretty well. We had an awesome event recently, which I credit to my council and everything. Judging your performance as a leader in and situation is really hard. How much is you, and how much is everyone working together? I’d like to think it’s a combined effort by everyone.
Explore my creative side; maybe take a photography class (if I can afford it)
The one goal I can say ACCOMPLISHED! I started a photography class last night, and even though there was a little technical difficulty for the teacher, I think I can say it will be nice to finally do something creative and push that side of me.
Live on a budget (OMG I am so poor right now, or will be when I pay my student fees)
Sweet, this one I can also say I’m accomplishing. I’ve successfully (maybe a few slip ups) kept all my receipts, recorded totals each week and watched what I spent for the entire month of February.
Get my running mileage up to 1/2 marathon distances
This too is a work in progress. I am going to actually sign up for a Half-Marathon I think, to fully motivate and commit myself to a training schedule and pattern. I’ve successfully been running 3-4 days a week.
Swim, bike, and strength train.
So swimming and biking not so much. Swimming’s too far away, and biking… well it’s wet. I’ve been itching to break out the wheels, but it’ll be a couple weeks yet. Strength training has been happening though, I’m happy to say. In fact I’ve been doing enough ab work that I’ve noticed a difference in my torso. I just do a few moves everyday, and I’ve lost about an inch from the smallest and largest part of my waist.
hasn’t been happening at all. :p
Make actual meals (Means cooking once in a while)
I’ve definitely been baking a little more, and cooking more too. I’ve made a goal of baking once a week, as well as cooking a little. I haven’t really made any amazing cooked meals… but well, they’re better then they were.
This one too is on-going. Some days I’m super stocked on life. Some days I’m down in the dumps, totally unhappy and grumpy… and just a total all around not-fun person. But that’s how it goes. I’m definitely doing better this term at rolling with the punches.
So that’s how my 2010 is going. How are your 2010s going?
So for much of December I was thinking about what my goals would be for the New Year. In true dorkyness, I was excited and anticipated these goals a lot. See, I’m a HUGE goal setter. I’m a list maker, every day I have “goals” I have to accomplish. Some days I finish those lists, most days do not. I set goals all year round. I have some long term goals, and some short term goals going on all the time.
Pretty much all day 2009 I was thinking about how to write down my goals, what to make them. In fact I even wrote down a few, and even had some “SMART” ways of achieving these goals.
Then 2010 came… and well, I suddenly didn’t feel like those goals. Or like committing to them. Am I all goaled out? Could it be? Oh no! It cannot be!
But alas, it isn’t so. I’ve actually sat here tonight and complied a few goals I’d like to achieve this year.
- Get more ENERGY.
- Keep my grades where they are or higher!
- Be an awesome prez (do some bossing around yo! )
- Explore my creative side; maybe take a photography class (if I can afford it)
- Live on a budget (OMG I am so poor right now, or will be when I pay my student fees)
- Get my running mileage up to 1/2 marathon distances
- Swim, bike, and strength train.
- Do yoga
- Make actual meals (Means cooking once in a while)
- Embrace life!
They’re sort of ordered in importance, though that last one is honestly one of the biggest of them. I want to try going with the flow more, not worrying or stressing as much about those things I cannot change.
But yeah, i feel like the first one, getting more energy will help me to achieve a few of my goals, like grades, the running, and other exercise goals. to do this I’m going to try getting more sleep, drinking less coffee, and eating healthy balanced meals. This past semester my eating has been just…crazy. Or not crazy for most people, but for me it hasn’t felt right. I plan to really try and improve my eating.
So there you have it, a few goals for this New Year.