Saturday, March 10, 2012


Ok... restarting the "16. drink 8 glasses of water a day for one full month" attempt. I fell off the bandwagon only THREE DAYS in. What a failure. March 10... day one. Argh.

Also, coming up... I will be completing "5. run 10 5ks :: 8 out of 10 so far (PR 26:12)" next weekend. I realized I had ran the Whitehouse Winterfest 5K a month or so ago and hadn't counted it, so that means Churchill's Half Marathon & 5K will be my 10th 5K ever! Kinda retribution since that was the race last year that I ran the half and logged a 2:00:50. I was pretty miffed that I was only 50 seconds away from "13. run a half-marathon in less than 2 hours" but I had some problems with a recurring compressed nerve on my right foot and literally took my shoe off about THREE times during that race. So I know its possible and look forward to getting half-marathon ready so I can finally beat that item!

But in any case, this year I'm only doing the 5K so that race will still help me reach another life goal despite last year's disappointment. I can't wait! Doubt I'll PR (I'm guessing 28:00 would be the fastest I could run and that would be only if all stars would be perfectly aligned). Someday I'll get my 26:00 for the 5K though. Maybe if I start drinking more of that damn water. :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Water water everywhere

"16. drink 8 glasses of water a day for one full month"

I don't know why this one has alluded me for the five years since I wrote this list but being that its almost 5pm on March the 1st and I've had two cups of coffee and 1 glass of Crystal Light and ZERO water, I'm going to go for this one this month (which means a lot of water to be crammed in tonight).

I'm the worst at drinking water. Whenever I go for my long runs, I always get a headache that night, and I'm pretty positive that its because of my eternal dehydration.

I also have a wicked fast heartbeat at most times, PRIMARILY when I'm working out. Its been as high as 224! (which would mean I'm -4 if you use the whole deduct your age from 220 to find your max heartbeat equation). Usually it hovers between 190 and 200 when I'm running. Insane, right? After a clean Echo Stress Test last fall, everything with my ticker proved fine and the doctor's conclusion was maybe I wasn't drinking enough water. He's right about that.

So operation hydration in full effect starting right now! Excuse me while I fill up my favorite water bottle.