Monday, Monday, oh why must you come so quickly? These weekends just fly by, and I absolutely detest Mondays, which is exactly why I created the Motivation Monday meme here at View From Down Here. Let's get motivated for another productive week!
My motivation this week? Preparing for the upcoming mini-marathon on May 7th. 13.1 miles. Can I do it?
T and I did a lot of 5ks and 10ks the summer we got engaged in 2009, but this last year? Not so much. Most of it was due to wedding planning and saving our money for Ireland, but now that we have more time on our hands, we've decided to get back into it. And by setting such a huge goal of the mini in our future, we need to start soon. So this last Saturday, we, along with other crazy people, ventured out in the cold and the snow to do the St. Nikolaus 5k run. It was snowing pretty hard, and the streets were covered, which makes it a lot harder to run or walk. You use muscles you don't normally use walking in the snow. We finished, and we did pretty well, if I do say so myself. T ran the entire thing in 26:06, and I walked it in 45:08. And then won a pair of free running shoes. Whoo!
We don't have another 5k planned just yet, but the next feat I think we're planning on conquering is the Bop to the Top hosted by Riley Children's Hospital. It's a race where you climb 37 flights of stairs in the One America building in downtown Indy. Some people will do it three times in a row, but I'm just hoping to get to floor 37 without passing out :-)
So...what's motivating all of YOU this week? I can be anything - work, school, home, fitness...putting on makeup in the morning, whatever! Just write a post about what is motivating you this week, and link it up to my blog, using the fun button to the right of your screen and the linky tool located at the bottom of your screen. The link will be up until December 11th!