I took a look at the 5Ks I have done:
09/04/10 - 48:04
10/30/10 - 45:14
12/04/10 - 44:21
02/26/11 - 42:26
The first three were close together and I was really focused on my running. The 4th was quite a bit later because I had been out of commission for a month for the tonsillectomy. I know in that time I started to slack off on my running. My race tomorrow will mark 70 days since the last one and since I log all of my exercise, I can tell you that I have run only 12 times since then. And only twice in the last 30 days. Yikes. Time to refocus.
I think having those 5Ks looming over me is my best motivation. I want to improve every time and this is the first time I'm worried about doing that. Today I identified 2 or 3 more races that I will sign up for in June & July. (It is going to be so darn hot...but I still need to do it!) I'm trying to make sure they are close to home so I won't be stressed about getting there, etc.
Also, with my Garmin watch giving me accurate results, I will learn a lot as I go.
As you know, I make a lot of goals. And trying to make sure they all get accomplished...along with living everyday life can get a bit stressful.
Things I need to do today:
- Get gas. I meant to do it on the way to work this morning, but I forgot. Not sure if I have enough to cover all these miles.
- Get my car fixed (an everyday issue that I have to deal with today because my door handle fell off. Heh.)
- Pick up my packet for the race tomorrow. (I COULD pick it up tomorrow morning, but I'm stressed about going alone and I don't really know where I'm going. So I thought if I could get my packet tonight, that would help me tomorrow.)
- Go to Jazzercise - I made a goal of attending 150 classes in 2011 which is roughly 3 per week. As of this morning, I'm 2 classes behind for the year. I can't go tomorrow because of the race and I don't want to continue to get behind. Plus June vacations are going to put me down even more.
I still think I can do it though and once I'm done, it will still only be about 7pm. Plenty of time to relax before I have to go to bed. The race is at 8am, so I think if I leave by 7am, I should be fine. So that's not too horrible.
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I will check in with you tomorrow about the race. :)