#MotivateMe Mondays

I decided to jump on the #MotivateMe bandwagon created by Janice at Fitness Cheerleader because it seemed like the perfect way to help not only me stay motivated to reach  my big BQ goal in 2015, but also the perfect avenue to help motivate YOU too. This site was designed after all to inspire my little corner of the world.

Janice talks about taking that first small step to achieving your bigger goals.

She asks, if you had 30 seconds right now to move toward your goal what would that involve? For me, it’s putting my goals into writing. Then she talks about accountability.  I plan on recapping goals, training plans, and what my running weeks actually look like.  I’m not the best at keeping up with food blogging so maybe just expect mile recaps from me. Everyone’s goal(s) are different. Yours might be food, fitness, school, or something totally different. The key is CONNECTING, encouraging one another, and staying accountable.

If you are excited and ready to tackle big goals for 2015 or just need some accountability to keep the holiday weight gain in-check,  head on over to Fitness Cheerleader and sign on. I will keep my #MotivateMe posts happening every Monday.

Here’s the Rules from Fitness Cheerleader

The rules are very simple:

  1. Every Monday share your fitness, nutrition plan etc by linking them up.  All you will need is your post’s URL, and a photo you would like to attach.
  2. Posts that aren’t related will be deleted.
  3. In your post, please mention that you’re participating in #MotivateMe Monday link up, and link back to the hosts, Janice – Fitness Cheerleader at FitnessCheerleader.com, & Running Rachel at RunningRachel.com.
  4. Read what the other linkers, are sharing.  Visit at least 2 other bloggers’ posts and share some support by commenting and engaging with each other.  The more you support, the more support you will get back.

So let’s do this…One small step at a time.

Baby step #1… write specific, challenging yet attainable goals down.

My BIG goals:

1.) Pray more often to stay in tune with The Lord and pray before EVERY workout. My prayer life has been waning… And it shows in my attitude.

2.) Qualify for Boston by running a 3:35:00 marathon in April 2015

My biggest running goal for the year 2015 is to finally qualify for Boston. I tried last year, but if you’ve been following my blog for some time then you know I recently got married and had an amazing honeymoon and kind of forgot about training… I did however complete my third marathon….but it wasn’t pretty.
So here I am, all happily married, and so ready to rock out my BIG goal. The intended marathon date is April 25, 2015 in Nashville TN with the Country Music Rock ‘n’ Roll St Jude’s marathon.
I did sign up as a St. Jude’s hero so I can help raise funds for the hospital and children in need. No child or parent ever has to worry about treatment there. It’s the best cause I can think of to give to. Find my donation page HERE.

Small goals to get there:

Rest of Nov/Dec: build weekly base mileage up through simply running often.

Nov 17-23: 15-20 (miles) check! (19 miles actual)
Nov 24-30: 20-25
Dec 1-7: 25-30
Dec 8-14: 30-35
Dec 15-21: 35-40
Dec 22-29: 40-45
Dec 30-Jan 4: 45-50

Jan 5: Begin marathon training! I’ll probably go with the advanced Runner’s World 16 week training plan. I think I’ve had enough RLRF.

So for this week Nov 24-30:

Monday: XT/weights

Tuesday: easy 5 miles

Wednesday: 6 miles hills am yoga pm

Thursday: easy 3 miles

Friday: rest yoga

Saturday: 8 miles

Sunday: easy 3 miles

Total goal miles: 25

I’ll check in next Monday to see how my planned workouts actually came together.

I have more detailed goals in mind but as the weeks progress I’ll delve into those more.

So it’s YOUR turn! Do you have any goals for December and the new year? Do you break your bigger goals down into smaller goals and work your way up?

Blessed & Beautiful Running.


6 thoughts on “#MotivateMe Mondays

  1. OH FUN! For December, I gotta start getting in a small base of tri training. Two days of swimming, two days of cycling/spinning, four to five days of running, and a few days of Yoga and/or Pilates. TWO-A-DAYS are back! Woot!

  2. Pingback: #MotivateMe Monday! Edition #2 Moving Homes and Staying Fit | Flying Feet In Faith

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