Wednesday, September 29, 2010
As most of you know, I started a commitment to becoming a Healthier Me back in March. There's a page up there in those tabs if you want to learn more. After I ran the 5K I was training for, I lost my motivation. As my friend Emily wrote on her blog: After the Ragnar - I was a little burnt out on training and running - I had been so laser focused for that that I needed a break. I needed a break. And I took it. I didn't run at all for 2 weeks. Then I really only ran a little bit about once a week, on the treadmill. If I missed a week, I was ok with that. I was still working out and staying active- I just wasn't as "laser focused" as I had been before the 5K. I was actively seeking motivation. I wanted to want to run. I wanted to have the drive to stay on task. But I just couldn't find it. Thankfully, my friend Ashli believes in listening when she hears that divine intervention type of nudge. She got this idea to do a new blog- "I Will Blog 500 Miles." She wants to trek 500 miles in 1 year. That can be walking, running, incline treadmill work, etc. As soon as she told me about it, I knew I needed to be part of it. I knew this would create accountability, motivation, and inspiration. I asked her to guest blog when I was out of town and let that be the kick off of her plan. She did. And I've been motivated ever since. I have been working with my gym to help them get linked in to social networking. You can follow Fiziques on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook and get motivation, nutrition tips, and workout ideas. I'm working towards the 500 Miles in 1 Year Challenge. I started a Challenge group on DailyMile- you should join us! Your miles start logging as soon as you join the Challenge so start up now! I'm going to go back to The Running Company and get new shoes. Now that I have a little more knowledge about running and what I want to accomplish, I feel ready to work with them instead of just seeking guidance. They gave me what I needed before and I know they will do it again. This time, I'm going to find a time to go to the store in Broad Ripple so I can see a friend of a friend who has given me great running advice so far. I'm going to register on Friday for my next 5K. The Indianapolis Monumental offers a 5K, a half-marathon, and a marathon on November 6. Emily is doing the 5K and I think my friend Kris is going to do it, too. Who else? Ashli? Christy? Any of my other running buddies want to come to town that weekend? I've set a new long term goal beyond the 500 Mile Challenge. I'm going to continue running 5K's and build up to doing a 10K in early spring/late winter in preparation for ... the Mini. The Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini Marathon. I want to proudly wear funny t-shirts. I want one of these for my car: And I've started some discussions on my Facebook page about running. The purpose is to get people talking, to get the resources in one place, to keep me motivated and maybe to possibly even motivate YOU!