Monday, November 12, 2018


One of my goals for the next year is to really pick up the pace on my running. Running is something that I have a huge passion for, but I tend to let my depression and weight get into the way. I get inside my head and let it get the best of me. The doubts seep in and start to destroy my confidence and motivation...frankly, it sucks. I'm tired of doubting myself. Really, tired.

Starting tomorrow (well, technically today but today is a rest day!), I will be starting a 32-week marathon training plan. I'm going to keep up with it the best I can and do my best. I want to see what my body is capable of - and I know it's capable of way more than what I've been asking of it.

Here is my first week of the marathon training plan:

  • Day 1:    Rest
  • Day 2:    2 miles
  • Day 3:    Rest
  • Day 4:    2 miles
  • Day 5:    1-2 miles
  • Day 6:    Rest
  • Day 7:    2 miles
       Total:  5-6 miles

I even bought a new fitness journal as a motivational tool to see if it'll help keep me engaged and on track. 

Cute, eh? I'll snap some photos of the inside as soon as I start filling those items out and checking things off my list. 

Here's to week one and trying to stay consistent with not only my diet, but with my training! I can't wait to see what improvements I make this week!

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Life & Things

Here's the thing.

I start and re-start this blog, probably a hundred times over in the past couple years, but I always wipe it and start clean. Why? Not sure. I try to be as perfect with my words as possible, but I know that's not a reasonable expectation of myself. Words are only as perfect as the moment they're happening in.  So, this is me trying this whole blogging thing again and learning to just keep going instead of trying to perfect the past.

So this blog will be a mix of my personal and fitness journey. My hopes and dreams and goals, and whether or not I am achieving those goals - which hopefully I am.

Without further adieu, here are some things I would like to accomplish by the end of next year (not in any particular order):

  • Participate in a half marathon.
  • Reach my first weight goal of losing 50 lbs...I'm currently at 25 lbs lost and counting.
  • Run at least 3-4 times per week and keep it consistent. 
  • Save for our fall trip to Disneyland and do one thing we've never done before.
I'm sure there will be more goals and achievements along the way, so I'll revise my list accordingly. 

Here's to making it work!