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I’m Going to continue with the various challenges I started in November but since these have rest days, and since I need rest days, I won’t be doing a workout as my #onegoal, every day activity. I’m aiming on working out 5/7 days each week.
So the plan this December is to continue building strength with the 100 pushup challenge, 200 situp challenge, the 150 dip challenge. I’ll continue with plank, squat, and lunge challenges.
My December One Goal challenge is that I will do something constructive in the job search front every day this month.
So far this month, I have rewritten two versions of my resume, written a couple of formats of cover letter, and confirmed four references for when the time comes. For the rest of the month, I’ll be reaching out to old friends and colleagues to help me find some opportunities, targeting some interesting companies and hopefully starting some interesting conversations.
I may have to blog less to make sure this all happens. :(
Four fun miles. Seriously, it’s low 60s outside in early December. How could I not run in weather like this?
So I’ve been quiet here for a few days… been busy. It’s the usual thing of catching up at work after a week off.
Yesterday was crazy. I got home late and knew I’d have no time for a “real” run, so on my commute back home I ran the mile from the bus stop to my house.
Gotta post on my goals for this month, but I’m not going to be streaking. I know that there are going to be off days, and mentally I eff my head in when I don’t live up to a streak.
Also why others’ criticism is as much about them as it is about you.
If you’re still looking for a December goal, this squat challenge was floating around last year:
December Goal acquired!
I think this has FAR fewer squats than RRR was doing, which is probably a lot more realistic for me.
Yup, mine was a little crazy by comparison. So here’s the deal, if you’re doing a squat challenge I’ll join in the RunnersWorld/holiday-to-holiday/December running streak.
And if anybody want’s to do the squat challenge I just completed, which I got from Chickentuna’s blog, here it is …
What I can tell you is that it has made a huge difference to my running strength and form.
Two quick miles in the cold … love those thumb holes :)
Currently playing/dancing to: The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads
One of my fave albums of all time. A double live album of 1977-1981 TH material.
My family is looking at me like I’m demented … “PSYCHO KILLER QUESQUE C’EST?”
I must be burning 500 calories an hour :)
Scenes from a Thanksgiving dinner.
Today we started the day with the usual marathon of food prep while watching the Macy’s parade.
We cooked for two meals. We made half of the Thanksgiving lunch to be had at my in-laws (the other half was made by Mrs. RRR’s sister) because my M-I-L has been ill so they weren’t up for cooking.
After spending lunch over there, we came back home and got ready for our own dinner at home.
Two great meals, thanks to Mrs. RRR who is a fantastic cook. And the best news is that we both ate pretty darned well so for the first Thanksgiving in forever, I haven’t binged dysfunctionally all day.
Part of my strategy for both meals was I told myself that I’d eat lightly because I wanted to run later. Did I run? No. But hey, it worked! Turns out the desire to run well beats social anxiety eating.
Tomorrow I will run for real.
I’m so thankful for each and every one of you here.
Love and hugs, Rupert