OMG, can you believe it’s June already? We are almost halfway through 2017 so I thought it was time for a little June Check-in to see what I’m up to lately!
This past weekend was the Niagara Falls Women’s Half Marathon and as I looked on Instagram and Facebook, I saw many ladies posting about their experience and it left me feeling a bit sad. I think back about my accomplishment last year, my first half marathon at that same race, and I really wish I was there again this year.
It was my decision this year to take things slow and work on strength training, my core and eating better. All things I’m still working at, but, I really miss the races. I feel like I’ve put my life on hold and I want to live again, because for me, that’s how racing makes me feel…. alive. So what am I going to do about it?
Well, for starters, I’m seeing a Chiropractor who specialises in running injuries to help me with my tight left leg. This is my biggest reason for not racing and pushing myself this year. That’s the first step. Once that improves, I’m going to look at summer and fall races to sign up for.
The first race I’m doing this year will the next weekend (June 10th) and it’s the Grapes of Wrath, a 5 km obstacle/mud race that I’m doing with my coworkers. Following that, I’ll consider the following races:
The Beamsvill Bench Run (July 15)
The IronGirl 5 km (August 12)
Run For The Grapes 5 km (or maybe even the half marathon) (Sept 24) – Julie, Jennifer, are you in on this one with me?
Check back next Monday, when I recap my first race of 2017 right here, on #MotivateMe Monday.
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I’ve really stepped up my game for the Niagara-on-the-Lake Step Challenge. I’ve changed my daily step goal from my usual 10,000 steps a day to 15,000 steps a day for the month of June. So far, I’ve hit my goals 3 out of 4 days. Here is my workout plan for the week.
Monday: 30 min runch
Tuesday: 30min walk at lunch
Wednesday: 30 min runch
Thursday: 30 min walk at lunch
Saturday: Grapes of Wrath 5 km Obstacle Mud run
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