Have realistic and obtainable goals:
Our former neighbor is currently tackling an athletic feat of strength— he and three other adventurers are literally rowing across the Atlantic Ocean (over 3000 miles) in the Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge. I thought it would be a fun goal to row 3000 miles throughout 2022 on my C2 Rowing Machine at home…then I did the math— I would have to row over 8 miles per day…yikes! Time for a new (realistic and obtainable) goal! I can commit to at least 30 minutes of daily running, walking, biking, rowing, or strength/functional fitness training!
Looking for a fitness goal? Stroller Warriors currently has the Run the World program for 2022. Committing to X number of daily/weekly/monthly miles is a great way to obtain realistic and obtainable fitness goals.
I am registered to run a 25k trail race this weekend. My husband mentioned the rainy race day forecast and my first thought was “maybe I don’t want to run this.” However, I am healthy, injury-free, and I must weather the storm…literally. Life can always throw a curveball with injuries, sickness, or other commitments, so it’s best to “seize the day” sans kids despite the rain!
Continue to build resiliency with a pivoting mindset:
In a recent blog piece, I mentioned journaling about 5 positive aspects of daily life to be thankful for —these can be big or small, it doesn’t matter. I have found this helpful in creating resiliency. This reaffirms positive thinking, and it directly correlates into ways to overcome the “dark place” or “hole” that challenging races might put you in!
Change my running sneakers more often:
You may have all read the blog piece about my “quacking” sneaker (yep, it was only one of them):
I was long overdue for a new pair of trail sneakers. Changing out your sneakers can be a bother, but I always try to capitalize on my favorite sneakers when they’re on sale (purchasing multiple pairs for future use)!