Happy Friday!!!!! I feel like I have so many exciting things going on that I don’t know where to start!
Let’s start with running….today is Friday which means speed day for me! I had a few things I wanted to achieve today
1. jog in between my mile repeats
2. negative split my repeats.
I got 1 out of the 2 :)….. I did jog in between all of my repeats. It definitely made it harder to not have my walk break!!!!
For my speed work I did a 2.5 mile warm up and then 5 mile repeats with a quarter mile jog in between (I would guess it was about an 8:30 pace). My repeats were: 6:51, 6:36, 6:43, 6:36, 6:37. Not the negative split I was going for….but maybe next time. I then did a 2.5 mile cool down for 11 miles total. Then I came home, used my wonderfully painful grid foam roller and put my legs up against the wall and basically could have taken a nap there (I didn’t though…WAY too much to do!) 🙂
I am pretty excited about the races I have coming up and my kids are signed up for their first 5k!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is going top be so fun. My husband and I are both signed up for THE BIRD IN HAND HALF MARATHON and the girls are doing the 5k. They are having balloon launches before the races and it just looks like it is going to be a lot of fun!
I have some pretty big goals for my upcoming races. I think it is important to have goals. It doesn’t have to be a hard to reach goal. Some people like setting really tough goals, others like setting small goals since they are motivated by seeing achievements made. Either way, setting goals helps keep us moving forward and improving. I usually try to set several goals and I remember that the process of the reaching your goals is more important than actually reaching the goal. If I don’t reach my goal, I don’t see that as a failure. I look at what I learned from the process, readjust and keep working towards achieving that goal or I modify the goal a little. I really just loved this quote:……
For my upcoming races I am working towards breaking 1:30 in the half and 3:20 in the full. My next half is May 31st and I am super excited about it!!! Then I have the Bird-in-Hand half in Sept and in November my husband and I are both doing the Richmond Marathon!
It is so easy to be nervous to set goals, or to start something new because the fear of failure sets in…..but what if we forget that failure is even possible and just went for it!!! What if achieving the “goal” was not as important as the lessons learned and the growth that occurred through the process!!!
Do you have any goals that you are working towards?
Does it make you nervous?