Goals are one of the big things that keep us motivated to do better…to be better. It gives us something to aspire to. Earlier in the month of may I had some very deep conversations and came to many self realizations. When it came to my running, I want to be much faster. I wanted to drop some serious time and I knew that I had a great base, so now it was about taking it to the next level. What can I do to not only get faster, but stronger as well? How would I build this #StrongerSharpie as I have been calling it? Well, I made a plan.
As I touched on before, this plan is larger than just “run faster and train better”…although that is certainly a large portion of it. It’s a lifestyle adjustment. My nutrition has already improved…which has improved the digits in my bank account! I already can feel my body adjusting to the new routines, which means that soon results will be able to be seen. So how am I tracking this? Partially here with you on the blog, but as of yesterday I started my Accountability Journal.
I saw this amazing journal and knew I had to not only have it, but find an interesting use for it. I decided to use it as my Accountability Journal. How could I walk away from a book in my FAVORITE colors that says FLAWLESS on it?! It was clearly made for me. So what goes in this thing? Anything I want! I’ll be listing my meals, my exercises, my total step count for the day, daily mileage, and water intake. I will also be recording any other thoughts I may have about that day or a particular subject. It’s really just a way for me to track what I am doing to keep myself on track.
I want to be running sub 1:45 half marathons by the end of summer, which sets me up for 3:30 marathons. THAT is the space I want to be in, so that’s the space I’ll be training in. I would love for New York to be my new marathon PR, so that requires hard work and focus. Every Monday starting next week, I will summarize my training and thoughts from the week prior here on the blog so don’t miss that.
I can’t wait to start writing in my journal and to see what this journey looks like.