In my head I wanted to start out really strong and go 5 miles today, but my body just isn't quite there yet. I can tell, though, that each run this week has gotten easier. I ran 1.25 miles today before taking a walk break, then did a .75 mile run, walk break, and ended with a .6 mile run to make it a nice even 5K. My total time was 33:38, which is actually a super 5K time for me (especially considering that I walked for .5 mile), but I just expected more of myself today. I'm still really happy because I know my body has been and is still going through a lot, but I want to be back in the zone and training hard! My average paces for the running segments were 9:49, 9:30, and 9:27. I'm so close to 3 miles in 30 minutes...possibly even a sub-30:00 5K time! Since I've been feeling progressively better on my runs, I'm going to try to run for a few more consecutive days and increase my mileage by 1 mile each day. 2 miles yesterday, 3 miles today, so hopefully 4 tomorrow!
I've been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish in 2012. I haven't come up with any career goals because I feel so lost in that area, but I'm very clear on what I want to accomplish personally and for my health. My main focuses will be to spend less and save more, continue pushing myself in my running and yoga, to have a healthy pregnancy, and to make this year even better than the one before.
- Finish the Disney Princess Half Marathon in 2:30 or less
- Cook dinner at least twice a week
- Practice yoga twice a week
- Go to church at least twice a month
- Run a 5K in under 30:00
- Save $100-$200 every week of working
- Spend less time on Facebook
- Follow $200 per month budget for shopping
- Keep the credit card bill under $2,000 per month
- Get (and stay) pregnant
Of course, if I do get pregnant that will alter some of my running time goals. Once pregnant, I'll just want to keep running while still feeling good throughout the pregnancy. I really feel like I've moved on from the miscarriage now. 2012 seems full of hope and opportunity and I'm ready to seize it!