I'm going to limit my March goals. I tend to have too many. I can't keep track or keep up with all of them.
So here's what I have:
- Get all my training miles in. The Mercer Island Half is 3/25. I have 96 miles to run between the 1st and the 25th. I'm going to say 100 miles for March.
- Run the Mercer Island Half in less than 2:05. I think this is doable but it will be a PR by a lot. My fastest so far is 2:17.
- EAT BETTER!! This is a bit more complicated than the first two. I'm trying to figure out exactly what this means. I would really like to lose a few pounds (I know, who wouldn't). I say 10 pounds. I'm not stuck on the number. If I feel better after losing 6 pounds, I'll stop there. Clearly I'm not losing 10 pounds in March, but I'd like to get a good start. I'm hoping for 4 pounds in March.
For the record, I haven't been to Mc Donalds in probably 8 years, but you get the point. I might run 100 miles in a month but if I don't change my eating, it's not going to be enough.
I think instead of talking about all the things I'm NOT going to eat, I'm going to focus on what I will eat.
- I will eat more fish
- I will eat more vegetables
- I will eat more fruit
- I will drink more water.
In my head I have a list of DO NOT eats, but I'm going to try not to focus on them. I think I get overwhelmed if I spend all my time worrying about what I can't have.
So there you have it. 100 miles in March, a sub 2:05 half and -4 pounds. Good thing March has 31 days!