Monday, June 25, 2012

On the Chase

I'm BACK. After a short Thursday post, I went to the doctor and found out that I had overuse tendonitis in my right wrist. Lame. So I was on heavy wrist-rest this weekend which included no blogging and minimal tweeting. But I'm feeling better and I really want to participate in this new-fangled thing crafted by Melissa at Live, Love, & Run.

I just talked about goal setting in my Motor Behavior class this morning, so I am pumped to set me some goals. Most people who talk goals talk about setting Specific Measurable Attainable Realistic Time-based goals. But in class today, I saw something that really stuck with me. Challenging Attainable Realistic Specific. It's always good to remind yourself that goals are here for a reason: to push yourself.

Goal #1: Stick to my training schedule for the week. Today starts the first day of half marathon training and I am DEDICATING myself to it this time. I want it. I want it badly. And so I will train my butt off.

I'm going to a Phillies game tonight, as you can see! Sunday asks for five miles.

There isn't any cross training on the schedule. That's a topic for another day. So I'm going to see how the speed work goes. If I have to cut back to not injure myself, those will be the first days to go. After that, I'd cut the Saturday short runs and move the long runs to Saturday. I'm challenging myself with this plan, but I refuse to challenge myself to the point of injury!

Also, stretching/yoga/foam rolling/whatever gets me limber will happen EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. EVERYDAY.

Goal #2: Don't do anything to ruin the wrist! As you can see, today is a strength day. I need to modify, modify, modify. Sure, I can run without my wrist. But can I function in every day life without my wrist? Don't I sound like a brat. Yes, Amanda. You can if you need to.

I'm just sick of trying to wipe my butt with my left hand. Just saying.

What are your goals for the week? Link up if you have a post about it here!


  1. Hahahahahaha I love the bit about wiping with your left hand. lol I've been there. It does suck! lol

    Thanks for linkin' up, girl, and I'll keep comin' back to see if you're markin' off your #1 goal. ;)

    1. Thank you! I need some accountability. :)

  2. Great goals Amanda! You will feel so much better sticking to your training schedule! And I hope your wrist heals quickly! You really cracked me up with the wiping with your left hand thing lol!!!

  3. Loved reading about your goals - found you through the link up! And don't do anything to ruin the wrist - like I have to tell you that - you're working toward a degree in exercise sport science :)

  4. Sorry to hear about your wrist, ouch! Sticking to the training schedule is a great goal, I could work on that too. :)
    Thanks for entering my giveaway- glad to connect more with you!

  5. I found your blog through the link-up, Good Luck with your training and stretching! I hope your wrist heals up quickly so life can get back to normal!

  6. Happy to be linked up together via The Weekly Chase! I hope your first day of half marathon training goes smoothly. My first day of training will be next Tuesday. Good luck!