The Weekly Chase #3

I had 2 goals last week for The Weekly Chase.  The first was to complete my first week of half marathon training. The second goal was to start the plank a day challenge and tweet about it.  I must say, I’m kind of disappointed in myself for not pushing a little harder to reach my goals this week.

Last Week’s Goal #1:

I did complete all of my scheduled runs BUT I missed a day of cross training.  I could come up with every excuse in the book as to why I missed it but what it came down to was I just didn’t feel like it.  But alas, this is a new week!  The highlight of my running this week was participating in The Color Run in Philadelphia.  I am planning a full race report post later on this week!

Last Week’s Goal #2:

A plank a day should have been SO easy but I only did it 3 times AND I never tweeted about it like I planned.  #plankaday is definitely showing up on my goals list again this week.

I’m excited about starting fresh with a new week of The Weekly Chase!

Goal #1: 

Do a plank a day, every day.  Simple.  Right?

Goal #2:

Write my Weekly Chase post over the weekend.  I will have more time to thoroughly think through my goals and really set some great goals for the week ahead over the weekend rather than scrambling to get it done along with all of my other typical Monday duties.

Goal #3:

Curb the snacking, or at least the unhealthy snacking.  If I feel the need to snack I will go the HEALTHY route instead of the unhealthy.

Half Training Plan:

Monday: Cross Training- Stroller Strides

Tuesday: 3 Miles & Stroller Strides

Wednesday: Cross Training- Stroller Strides

Thursday: 3 Miles

Friday: Cross Training- 30 Day Shred

Saturday- Rest Day

Sunday- 4 Miles

It’s a new week and I WILL do better this week 🙂

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Weekly Chase- Week #1 Update & New Goals

It’s time for an update now that week 1 of The Weekly Chase has come to a close.  I am happy to report that I accomplished my goals from last week!

Goal #1:  Check!

Goal #2:  Check!

Now that I finally signed up for the Hershey Half Marathon, it’s time to get serious about training.  Which brings me to my goals for this week’s Weekly Chase…

Goal #1:  Complete the first week of my 16 week half marathon training!

Here is the schedule:

Monday: Cross Training at Stroller Strides

Tuesday: 3 Miles

Wednesday: Cross Training- Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred

Thursday: 3 Miles

Friday: Cross Training at Stroller Strides

Saturday: Rest Day

Sunday: Kick off my first “long run” day at The Color Run in Philadelphia with my sister and a friend.  I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than at the happiest 5k on the planet!

Goal #2: Start the Plank a Day Challenge for the month of July and complete a plank a day followed by posting about it on Twitter using the #plankaday hash tag.

I can’t wait to read all of the other Weekly Chase goals this week!

The Weekly Chase- Live, Love, and Run

When I read about Live, Love, and Run‘s new feature called The Weekly Chase, I knew instantly I wanted to be a part of it! The Weekly Chase is all about connecting bloggers with other bloggers to meet our goals.  Every week, bloggers will post about their goals.  The topics can range from fitness, running, eating, organizing, etc.

As a former leader of college student groups, during my pre-stay at home mommy, post-college days, I was constantly asking my students to set goals, evaluate their goals, and help them to stay on track to achieve their goals.  I loved watching my students achieve their goals!

As a new mom, I don’t have many goals of my own other than to be the best mom I can be to my daughter on a daily basis. As a newbie runner I think The Weekly Chase will be the perfect opportunity to push me towards setting and accomplishing running goals!  One of the rules for The Weekly Chase is to set at least one goal every Monday.  I have two goals for my first edition:

1.  Finish my goal of running 40 miles in June.  After tonight’s 5 mile run I have less than 4 miles to go!

2. Sign up for my first Half Marathon.  I want to do it, think about doing it, dream about doing it, but I just haven’t pulled the trigger.  This week I will sign up for a half marathon and make it public knowledge so I feel accountable.

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What are your goals this week?