We have made it through the first 10 days of the year! How ya’ll feeling? It feels like it flew.. Next thing you know we will be rolling up our sleeves to dig into February. Heck, the stores already have the pink and white going for Valentine’s Day! My Christmas decorations just barely got to storage!
We are about 1/36th the way through the year. Now it doesn’t feel like so much! There is still a lot of year to be had!
January has brought a lot of new things to my calendar in the form of challenges. I am involved with 3 and I love that they are all tied together with a wonderful thread of continuity.
The first challenge is hosted by one of my favorite authors and social media gurus, Jon Acuff. I am participating in his 30 Days of Hustle project. Combine the power of social media, good will, and proper goal setting, and you get 30 days of amazing stories, new personal connections from around the world, and amazing goal completion. People’s goals are varied; some related to their avocations and some to their vocations, health, running, family togetherness. But the common core of all of them is improvement. It is an amazing community to check in with each day and got my spiritual tank topped off, while restoring my faith in the humanity that swells around us.
My goal for these 30 days is very simple: run 30 miles. Sounds simple enough! I am coming off of post race blues and some difficulty with my IT Band. I had not run since Thanksgiving Day when I ran my worst race ever. It was time to pick myself up, dust off the kicks, and get the rubber to the road. If I ran 3 times a week and averaged 2.27 miles per run, I would meet my goal……
Introducing Challenge #2: Another Mother Runner‘s Mother’s Day Challenge! This challenge begins on Monday the 13th! A group of really amazing women have all come together virtually to train for a 10k or a 1/2 Marathon. I have chosen to tackle my 2nd Half Marathon. I will be taking part in the Long Island Half Marathon on May 4, 2014. The course for this race will be very similar to the course that I ran for my first Half Marathon. I will be attempting to improve my time from the first race. It is going to be a long, uphill battle to get back up to running that distance again and I will need to be working on improving the rest of me along the way and to help me meet that goal…..
Introducing Challenge #3: The Perfect Pair Kettlebell Challenge Thanks to the evil genius at Kettlebellworkouts.com , I will be spending some major quality time with my 10lb.s kettlebell and my yoga mat. With consecutive ladders or kettlebell swings and push ups, my arms and core will be getting the same torturous treatment that my leg are getting!
I have a feeling that my body, mind, and soul are going to get a major workout!!!