-Y’all I need to get my life together. I’m not sure why I’m sitting around acting like I do not have two 600+ mi virtual challenges that I need to complete by the end of December. Last week kind of took me out with running and working out in general. But, I’m back!
-I would like to lose about 15-20 pounds by the end of January. With my lifestyle, I know this may be a tall order, but I’ll take it week by week and see where I’m am in January. Dreamers should dream, right? Oh, and haters, like me, should hate. 😉
-January is key because I am planning to travel to Puerto Rico. However, with the way things are going with COVID, I doubt that will happen. Knowing my luck, this trip will not happen because I just sent my share of the money for house rental.
-Starting today, I am restarting intermittent fasting, doing Whole 30, trying my hardest to eliminate late night snacking, getting back on my Insanity workouts. I guess that I should add in cutting back on gin sodas. Of course, all of these activities are in addition to finishing my virtual running challenges.
-Eek, It looks like I have some work to do for my NY One Cares challenge. If I was staying consistent, the challenge was supposed to be run/walk 6 miles per day. Now, I’m at 8.54 mi a day for completion.
-I think going forward that I am going to do my daily 6-7 mile runs and try to incorporate an hour walk during my lunch break or after work. That should get me close to the 8.54 mi/day needed to complete the challenge. Also, I’m planning to sprinkle in a couple “fake” half marathons over this period.
-As some might remember, one of my 2020 resolutions was to run a half marathon every month. Hey, I was doing well with that resolution until this stupid pandemic hit, and pretty much all races after Mar were canceled. My last real half-marathon was in March.
-Lantern Run, March 7, 2020 (Race report’s link: ***)
Sixteen miles?! Oh, yeah. I was training for Madrid’s Marathon in April.
-So I guess that I’ll change this to completing a virtual half marathon once a month for 2021. But, there’s nothing wrong starting this resolution in Nov. (errr Dec.) rather than in Jan.
-Thinking about it, I need to check and see if I was refunded for all of those d*mn races I signed up for from Apr. to Jul.
-I have not read this Runner’s World article, “Early research suggests that masks don’t hinder your performance” (article link: ***), but I’m already looking side-eying it. Once my mask is soaked with sweat, it’s more or less a wrap for me because I feel like I’m being waterboarded. Maybe the article is talking about runners who use special, fancy masks.
-Cool, I made it through this edition of Random Thursday Thoughts without going off about Election 2020. Maybe, I’ll save my rant for Twitter and/or Facebook. 😉
Questions of the day:
If you run with special running masks, do you have any recommendations?
What random thoughts are on your mind?