Saturday we rode our bikes for 20 miles on a chain of rail-trails that start in Trumbull and end in Monroe, CT. Most of the of the trails were either paved or well packed dirt.
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy website.
e heard we were going to have showers all day so we decided to hang out at home. By 10am the sun was still shining brightly so I told the boy that if it was still beautiful by 12pm we were going to the local beach. Thank goodness we did! It was a beautiful, relaxing day. I relaxed and read on the beach while he rode his bike on the trails around the park. Win-win!
We packed it up around 4 with black skies creeping up behind us. We made it home just before some of the loudest thunder I had heard in a long time. Rocky was going nuts!
It seems like all I do lately is set new goals. I guess we need them in our lives to keeps us going...I know I do. Here are my recent ones:
1. Pick an official training plan...and stick to it.
I chose Runner's World Intermediate Half Marathon Training Plan(Specific to their Half Marathon course in October).
2. Reduce and eliminate any type of sweeteners from my beverages.
I have been gradually reducing it for about 2 weeks now. It's hard to get use to it.
3. I had become reliant on Fiber One 90 Calorie Brownies as my nightly snack. I would leave enough calories for the end of the day so I could enjoy 2 of them. The calories were my issue. It was that I felt I NEEDED them to be satisfied at the end of the day. I didn't like being dependent on them. They are so processed and I felt that I could find a fruit or recipe I could make for myself with whole foods.
I ate my last brownie about a week ago. I REALLY miss that chocolate taste. I have been eating fruit instead but I think I need to find a chocolate recipe.
4. Run back to back races
I am training for the Runner's World 10k & Half Marathon that they are holding in the same weekend. I know it will be a challenge but I have my training plan in place. I think the key to the piggy back races is to run smart races. I will not be running to PR.
5. Work on realizing my self-worth.
This will be an on going goal for a while. This is something I really need to fix.
What are some of your goals?