Category Archives: Goals

Finally getting back into the groove?

I’ve been lazier when it comes to blogging than than running.

I’ve taken the last two days off, but I had a pretty good weekend of running. Friday morning I went for a 2.88 mile run and then followed it up Saturday with a 5.76 mile jaunt. Sunday was Easter, so I gorged myself on ham and twice-baked potatoes, but then Monday night I did another 2.88 miles. I’m 19% of the way to my 500 mile goal and now I need to average 10.61 miles per week to achieve it.

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Take advantage of the good days

Last Saturday was disappointing because of the slushy snow. So I had to run on the treadmill, which I hate. Sunday however was gorgeous, so I took advantage and ran 6.3 miles. It was a lazy run (10min miles), but it was a 6.3 mile run nonetheless. Monday was snowy in the morning, so I’m glad I got out and took advantage.

When I finished my run, RunKeeper told me that my goal to run 500 miles this year was 17% complete. Considering that we’re 25% through the year, this isn’t particularly great news. I’ll need to average 10.56 miles per week for the rest of the year to make it.

The warmer weather is getting here, so I know I’ll run a lot more once it comes. Otherwise I’ll probably need to run 50 miles the last week in December! Let’s hope that doesn’t happen.

Happy Running!

~ Lucas

Stop Snowing! 30 minutes on the treadmill

I was doing really well in the beginning of the year. Even though it was 18 degrees out, at least the sun was shinning. Maybe I was more motivated (definitely a factor), maybe I was less busy (that sounds like an excuse), or maybe the weather just seemed more cooperative? Whatever the reason, I’ve been seriously lacking in the mileage department the last few weeks.

This week was no exception. I was busy. It rained a few days. I kept making excuses. Then this morning came, and I thought, today is the day I redeem myself. I’m going to get up and run 7+ miles and feel great about myself. Too bad I forgot to check the weather last night. 🙁

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Short runs still add miles

Another busy week, another lazy running schedule.

As usual, I overcommitted myself and found very little time to motivate myself to run. I keep telling myself that I need to take better care of myself, carve out the necessary time, but the morning comes and it’s cold and dark and windy. I find myself working late into the night to meet commitments that I stupidly said “yes” to. I’ve also been trying to commit to more sleep, which means I need to cut time either on the front-end (morning) or the backend (night).

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I was super lazy this week

I was really busy this week. That was my excuse. This week in particular I had to head down to NYC for a day, it was my daughter’s birthday, plus I had a night out with friends planned. In fact, I had to attend an event for my niece and chaperone a Saturday birthday party with a gaggle of screaming 7-year-olds. So, like I mentioned, I was really busy.

Now, with all that being said, sure, it may have thrown me off for a few days. But, it was also cold in the mornings, and I’ve been working late into the night on some projects. So it became very easy for me to blow off my runs. Well now here we are on Sunday and I hadn’t done any running all week. I took a few walks during lunch (one at a brisk 14:45/mi pace), but that pales in comparison to a good solid half hour run. I couldn’t possible let the entire week go by and not at least get a few miles in.

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