Monday, July 25, 2011

Plan for the Week Ahead

So one thing that I know about myself is that I am a best work is done when I have a list written out that I can check off as I make my way through the day/week.  As I said on Thursday I need motivation and a plan to get me out of bed in the morning when my intrinsic motivation is lacking.  Well this summer, for whatever reason, it is low so I have selected a race and I am beginning training on Monday.  Now mind you the training is nothing different than what I have been doing daily really, but having a race in mind and a plan set it will force me to do speed work and kick it into gear with my long runs.  The date is October 2nd so here is to 11 focused weeks!!  Since I need accountability apparently here is my plan for the week!
Running: Mon 6mi,
              Tues 5mi
               Weds long run 14mi (Em is in daycare for the day)
               Thurs Rest
               Fri 5 mi
               Sat 7 mile speed with 4x1600 @ 7:52 (challenge!!)

Diet: Focus on protein(140 grams...yikes!) and veggies
Life: Clean out closets!
         organize pictures (Emma's first year....I know she's 2.5!)
         catch up on emails!

I have it written out in my handy dandy planner because I just have to check off!! I'm leaving you with this quote.....I am going to envision myself successful!!


  1. Good luck with your training and all the new goals! Love that quote.

  2. Great plan--I need blog accountability too.

  3. I am the same way... i love to be organized, have a written plan, goals, etc. Good luck with it! You will do great. :)

  4. Oh the picture projects! I am SO far behind now it is just overwhelming! Good luck with it.

  5. Wow... I would love my speed work to be 7 miles! Your post speaks to the control freak planner in me. :) By the way, I just wanted to say thanks for the comments on my recent posts. It helps tremendously to have someone who understands!

  6. I am ubber organized and I am loving all of the mission organization I am seeing here! Hope you got to do everything you planned to do.

    Asphalt Tales

  7. Written plans are the best - esp when they are always looking you in the face! Good luck on getting yours done this week!