Today I'm writing my accountability post. I am hoping to get some readers, even if it's just my pals from #CorralG to get started with, who can keep me accountable to my goals for the remainder of the year. So, here goes.
I ended up setting a pretty ambitious fall race schedule. I didn't set out to be this ambitious, it just sort of ended up this way because of my love and excitement for some of these events and who I would see there.
My fall race calendar is:
September 1: Disneyland Half Marathon/Dumbo Double Dare Challenge/Coast-to-Coast
** Running this weekend as a Team for Life member. If you are interested and able to support this great fundraising cause for cancer, please click here.
[September 21-25: Climate Ride - discussed a little later]
|One of my AMAZING run friends|
October 13: Chicago Marathon
October 27: Marine Corp Marathon
November 9: Mickey's Jingle Jungle 5K/Wine & Dine Half Marathon
December 1: Space Coast Half Marathon
This puts me just shy of qualifying for half fanatic status, and I could even qualify for marathon maniac if I found another marathon to put on the calendar before January 11. I'm feeling a little crazy with this schedule, but I know I can do it. The question is how to do it smartly. I need to train and I need to make sure to get the right amount of rest too! I started a training plan with RunKeeper to do a sub-2:00 half in time for Disneyland. It's also got me doing some back to back runs on the weekend, which will help prepare for the Dumbo Challenge.
|My new bike!|
Climate Ride NYC-DC is a grand cycling adventure that connects two of the nation’s most important cities – New York and Washington, DC – by bicycle. From the exciting departure by ferry in Manhattan to the hero’s welcome and rally at the steps of the US Capitol, the east-coast version of Climate Ride is more than a bike trip – it’s an inspiring journey with 150 like-minded people who are united by their passion for sustainability, renewable energy, and bicycles - the ultimate carbon-free form of transportation.
We will be riding somewhere in the neighborhood of 60 miles EACH DAY for 5 days! So I need to be training for that bike ride as well :) I'm mixing up my long distances on the weekend between runs and rides. I've also got my bike set up on a trainer in the apartment for yucktacular days (like today when Andrea is moving through town). I have some friends giving me advice about training and how to prep for these days!
In the midst of this awesomeness, I still have to work! Gotta fuel the desire right? So I will say that I have some work goals, which include building relationships with more congregations across Virginia and GETTING ORDAINED! This is something I have been working on for a long time - over 10 years! I was hopeful that it was going to happen on June 30, but that didn't work out. I'm still hoping for a date before the fall craziness happens - and I'll keep you posted on that. After all, that's what this whole blog was originally created around! I've got some other work goals, but I'm keeping those close to the vest for now.
Thanks for hanging in there and reading all the way through this craziness! I hope you'll check in with me and keep me accountable for all these goals.