96% is still an A in my book...

My Quarter 1 #GoTheDist went well.  When all was said and done, I completed 96% of my 150 mile goal, or 144 miles.  I ran 31 out of 90 days -- and I think this was pretty good considering the 19 days in February when I was dealing with the allergic reaction on my skin, and the 10 days I was dealing with/recovering from the flu (if you're doing the math, that's 29 days or almost a whole month!).

I had one more day to run 6 miles and complete 100% of my goal, but I wanted to prove two points:
(1) that I could still be proud of my effort even if I didn't reach my goal; and
(2) that it wasn't worth injuring myself over.  All-in-all, I think it's fair to say that I'm "on track."

So at Mile 144, I made the conscious decision that 96% was enough and some

My Q2 #GoTheDist goal is 250 miles.  This means I need to run an average of 2.87 miles for the 91 days OR 5 miles on 50/90 days.  Or a little under 85 miles a month.  This is very doable considering I used to run 100-120 miles a month before I injured my neck.  The way I look at the math is that there's plenty of room for balance.

I also want to work on meal planning in Q2.  My dietitian called me a "chaotic grazer" -- that I tend to eat based on moods and availability, not necessarily paying attention to what my body needs.  I'm nowhere near the point where I can be an intuitive eater with any confidence.  I mean, I don't gnaw on the brains of the living, but I don't make meal plans or grocery shopping lists.


Brains... Slimy, yet satisfying...


I've set a goal for myself to get on top of meal planning, too! I'm so bad about it... and I've found myself making the same 4 or 5 dinners every week, as well as my poor 7 year old having to eat almost the exact some thing for lunch every day. Eesh.

One of my ultimate goals is to be able to eat intuitively, but unfortunately I have a loooong way to go on that. When left to my own devices I have a tendency to go crazy on carbs and eat very little protein... not so good for someone in the middle of a heavy lifting program! lol


Sammie: my brains are usually smoked...

Jess: I think the trick to meal planning on a small scale is to deal with component parts -- like grilling up and portioning chicken that can be used in multiple applications.

Do you food log? That helps me get on top of the chaos.


I'm proud of you for making the decision to not overreach just to hit the goal. It's good to push yourself, but you have to know your body and know when to slow down. 96% is still an A!!!



It's so easy to get into an obsessive mentality when you're so close to an arbitrary goal, eh?

Thanks for the comment love :)


I do food log - I use MyFitnessPal. I like it pretty well and have met a lot of awesome people through the forums that are wonderful in their support. :)


Jess: I food log on my BodyMediaFit -- i just find that it helps make it a math problem, not an emotional one.


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