Wednesday, April 14, 2010

A bit of this and a bit of that

Just a few things to catch up on. And I promise a vacation recap soon!

Changes: Amanda over at Run to the Finish is hosting a challenge, the 3 Changes Challenge. The idea is that we're supposed to pick three changes to make in our lives that will make us a better and work on making those changes for the next 30 days. And since I like a challenge, I signed up.

My 3 changes:
  • Drink more water. I do pretty well while I'm at work, but it's once I get home in the evening that I start to fail at drinking water. So here's my plan. I have one of those 1,000 ml Nalgene bottles (about 34 ounces) at my desk at work. I'm aiming to drink at least one, possibly two, while at work and then refill the bottle before I head home. I'm almost done with my second bottle today.
  • Do more strength/core work. I fail miserably when it comes to strength training and my core. Miserably. So I'm hoping to incorporate some kind of strength or core work 3-4 time per week. Haven't gotten any done yet, but the week is still young.
  • Allow myself to only hit the snooze button once. Yes, I am very good friends with my snooze button. I don't even want to count the number of times I hit it in the morning. But I'm going to work on only allowing myself to hit it once and in a perfect world? Not even hit snooze. Because I bet I'd feel a lot more awake if I just got up rather than hitting it, falling back asleep for 5-9 minutes and hitting it again. Repeat. So snooze button? Prepare to feel ignored.
Those are my changes. If you'd like to make some changes in your life and want to get involved in Amanda's challenge, head over to Run to the Finish, enter your changes on the spreadsheet and start changing! The challenge runs through May 13.

My first 5K of the season is Sunday. It's the Oshkosh 5K, an event I've been doing since it started in 2007. Last year it was the scene of my worst 5K ever. And this year I'm hoping to throw down a good (for me) time to get the season started off. Of course I've also got a 10-mile training run on the schedule. And since I don't want to do it the day before the 5K, there might be an extra 7 miles tacked on after Sunday's 5K.

That's it for now. Look for a vacation recap tomorrow.


Marlene said...

Ohhh, great idea with the snooze button goal! I should definitely work on that myself.

Good luck at the 5K!

MCM Mama said...

I didn't even think of the snooze button one. I have two alarms and then I hear Beer Geek leaving and sometimes I still go back to sleep. So bad!

Good luck on the 5k!

Badgergirl said...

I set two alarms as well (I've been known to occasionally turn the first one off), so I'm trying to figure out if my challenge is one snooze button per alarm or just one snooze button period.

J said...

I have heard that the more you snooze, the more tired you will feel because it keeps waking you back up, etc etc. So that is a good goal to have! Good luck with the 5k this weekend!!

AM-GoalsfortheWeek! said...

nice challenges to work on for the month. I'll go check it out.

and have a BLAST at your 5k this weekend. woo-hoo!

Carolina John said...

we recently did a 3 changes challenge at work too! what an unusual trend.

your 3 will certainly make you stronger and faster. Excellent choices.