We didn't do much for Jillian's first Halloween, just hung out and gave out candy. Next year we're going to go all out - when she can walk around and enjoy Halloween. Nonetheless she had a pretty fun day!
So I was on a pretty good roll with the running and the working out before the cruise (because I had to be bathing suit ready for the cruise). I had grand plans to go to the gym on the cruise, but that didn’t happen. We did visit it on the first day just to see what it looked like, but we never went back after that. Oh well, no biggie.
Now that I am back from vacation, I need to get back into the groove on things because I don’t want to lose my mojo. And also because I have a half marathon in February that I need to keep on the radar – I totally don’t want to be in the spot I was in for the Tower of Terror 10 Miler (ie, not training AT ALL and wondering if I’d actually finish).
One way that is going to motivate me to get back on the running train – my anniversary gift from Hubs.
|Yeah that's Jillian playing in the Tupperware cabinet behind my watch|
He got me a Garmin 10!!! A pink one!!! I have admired, from afar, the Garmin 10 since Janae and Monica and all of the other fabulous running bloggers reviewed them when they came out last year. It looked easy to use and more like a watch than a big honkin GPS device strapped to my arm (like my Garmin 201, circa 2007 – I love that thing).
A couple of years ago, in an effort to get with the times, and not have a 5 lb watch on my arm while I run, I bought a Garmin 405 and I hate it. Like, I really really hate it. It’s confusing, that weird bezel thing never works right, I don’t know how to work it and it’s always dead because there’s no on/off button. Hate. So I never used it (a nice waste of $175).
I’m so tickled that Hubs knew to get this for me for our anniversary, because I swear I mentioned it like once, and I wasn’t even sure he was listening to me when I said it. But apparently he was! So yay!
Another way to motivate myself to run/walk/move in the coming month – I signed up for Monica’s Pile on the Miles Challenge. This is the third year I have participated in the free program and I’m determined to meet my goals this year! How it works in a nutshell (go to Monica’s post for the full details): sign up, run/walk, report back your mileage and you might win some free stuff for meeting your goal. It’s a good accountability tool, which we all need a little bit of during the “holiday” months. So count me in!
I actually had a brief moment of insanity yesterday. Yesterday afternoon I got a bug in my brain saying to me “you want to run the Wine and Dine Half Marathon next weekend.” So, I Googled “Wine and Dine Half Marathon race bibs for sale” and found a few out there. I contemplated it for about 10 minutes and then decided, “nah, you don’t want to do that, you’re not half marathon ready by any stretch of the imagination!” Yeah, I may have pulled off a straight up miracle at the Tower of Terror, but I don’t think that would happen twice. So now I am looking at finagling a Disney 10K bib in January. Not sure if I will be able to find that since it’s an inaugural race, but we’ll see!
And that’s it for me. Hope you’re having a fab day! Have a happy and safe Halloween!
Questions for you …
How do you motivate yourself to run/walk/move during the holidays, or any day?