|This is EXACTLY how Sand Run looks in the sunshine. . .in pixel world.|
Normally I would never run fewer than ten miles on a Sunday run. . .and I feel a bit sad that MyFitnessPal tells me I burned fewer than a thousand calories. . .but honestly, why do I need to run at least ten miles today? Sand Run has plenty of hills, which increases my effort and consequently my fitness (tell it to MyFitnessPal, though), so it was a fantastic run.
I don't have any races planned until April, when I'll be running in with a relay team for the Canton Hall of Fame Marathon. I might do a five-miler before then, and it's a teensy bit possible that I will run the Shamrock 15k, if I feel like torturing myself. Click here if you want the details about that particular hellish race where I battle the Voices in my head. Anyway, since I don't have any goal races until April, I had better think about what I'm going to do in the off-season, especially withYou-Know-What on the way.
My goals (so far):
1. Finish my goal of 1,000 miles for 2014. I'm pretty close.
2. Do at least two short runs and one long run a week. If it's too cold, I'm going to either use a Leslie Sansone DVD, or I'm going to bring up Dr. Who on Netflix and run in place to it. Shhhhh. . .Don't tell my husband, but I'm planning to buy him a treadmill for Christmas. I'm looking through Craigslist as I write this post. Do you think he'll let me use it?
3. Strength training. I need heavier weights, and I think I'm going to try some Kettleball DVDs.
4. Do yoga at least once a week.
The most important goal is to give myself a break. I'm not going to set any time goals until my half marathons come up. Our bodies need rest and relaxation, and so do our minds. I am going to refrain from beating myself up mentally for just RUNNING instead of running with a specific purpose. I'm going to run to enjoy. What do you do during the off season?
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