Let's see how I did this week with my goals...
Sunday: Recover from migraine.
Pass! I recovered from my migraine like a champ.
Monday: Set alarm for 5:30 a.m. to go the gym to run 3 miles or an hour, whichever comes first. Wake up at 5:30, promptly reset alarm for two hours later. Two hours later, call boss to let him know I'm still feeling sick. Be persuaded to come into work for "just a little bit, then if you still feel sick go home." Work straight through lunch until 6:00 p.m.
Pass! I didn't make it to the gym, although I was up that early to consider it. Then I went into work for "just a little bit," which turned into all freakin' day.
Tuesday: Set alarm for 5:30 a.m. to go the gym to lift weights. Wake up at 5:30, think about going to the gym for about a half or hour or so, after which realize that I still haven't set up a weights program and that I'm not in a clear frame of mind to do so this morning. Plus my ass still hurts from the needle jab. Go back to sleep.
Pass! It is amazing how I am rocking these goals to the letter this week!
Wednesday: Run 3 miles or an hour, whichever comes first.
Pass! I ran 3 miles.
Thursday: Run 3 miles or an hour, whichever comes first.
Also pass! Two days in the row at the gym to run 3 miles.
Friday: Take the day off from work. Rest. Get new mattress and box spring set up. Perhaps go back to bed for a nap in new bed. Go to brew crew.
Pass! I am awesome!! The mattress guys came and went without incident. I didn't go back to bed because they came late in the afternoon and so after they set everything up it was time to go get ready for brew crew. Then I went to brew crew and met up with the Gazelle and the Architect and some new people and drank beer. I'm looking forward to the next brew crew!
Saturday: Resolution Run 5K. Don't die.
Pass! And for an extra added bonus, I RAN the entire 5K. No walking! I made this a goal about 1km into the race. You know, a lot of people say that they love to run because it clears their mind and they don't have to think. Not me; all I do is think when I'm running. As I was running this morning, I realized that it is very, very easy to disappoint yourself. I don't mean by setting really high goals or standards for yourself and then beating yourself up when you inevitably fail. I mean that when you are doing something that only you really care about it is so easy to not do it. For example, I wanted to run this whole race but if I walked I would only be letting myself down, and since it was just me who cares? I realized that I should care. That I was worth not disappointing.
And so I ran.
It was a good temp to run and it didn't rain. I had been expecting rain so I wore my ball cap and not my head band; my ears were frozen. In fact, for most of the first part of the course I was obsessing on how I was going to go right out and get a new headband. Then I passed the Lululemon course volunteers who were -- can you guess? -- handing out free headbands! I promptly put it on over my ball cap -- not caring if I looked like a dork (the pictures will tell -- and my ears were nice and toasty warm. So much so that when I took it off later I didn't realize how warm it had kept my ears; they promptly froze again. They raffled off a ton of prizes but I didn't win any :( Oh well, I did get a free headband!
I'll be posting my first week's marathon training schedule later on. For now I need to shower and go meet S for some shopping!