If you’ve been keeping up with my posts, you’ll know that I’ve been training for the Nike Women’s Half Marathon, coming up October 19th. I have a workout schedule, and sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated to stick to it. My friend Ruthie told me about the Healthy You Challenge, and it looked pretty cool to me. Basically the challenge is to become a healthier version of you. Everyone who joins has a different goal. For some it’s to lose weight, for some it’s to eat right, and for some like me, it’s to stay on track with my exercise routine, and to continually challenge myself to stay in shape and tone up.
So every Tuesday I’m going to be checking in and giving a little update on my Healthy You Challenge and make some goals for myself.
So my goals for this week are:
1. Stick to the team in training workout schedule which means,
Mon- run or walk 30 min
Tues- buddy run 1 hour
Thurs-do track drills for 1 hour
Fri-rest or go for a walk
Sat- run 8-10 miles
2. Ice my leg every night and stretch-I’ve been suffering from some injuries which makes me far less motivated to work out. If I can take care of my legs every day, the race will be that much easier.
3. DRINK WATER-I should be drinking 8-10 cups of water a day.
4. Eat healthy, avoid giant meals. Working out has made me extremely hunger, to the point where I’m negating all the calories I’ve burned by gobbling up twice that at dinner. My goal is to eat 5 light meals instead of 3 heavy ones.
So wish me luck, staying motivated to run all those miles has been tough. Hopefully the challenge will help me succeed.