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hashtag project april…

Reader. It’s Friday. FREAKING FRIDAY. I live for Fridays because that means I can stay up late cleaning, “watching” Friends, reading a book or random Buzzfeed crap, or a plethora of other things.

Because I’m a little bit boring and I like it that way, thankyouverymuch.

But anyway, as mentioned in my last post, I am truly sorry for abandoning my post here on A Little Bit Brave. I have some stories, yes, but before we get into those this month, let’s recap my goals for March and how I did.

March Goals:

1. Eat “Paleo” for the entire month. (March Intention)

2. Run 30 miles.

3. Pay off the remaining $1000 on a credit card that I’ve been carrying a balance on since 2010.

4. Read 5 books this month from the PopSugar challenge.

5. Watch the new “House of Cards” season. 

Basically, the only goal I met last month was probably the most important one, paying off that credit card. Everything else pretty much went to shit. I admit that a little [okay, a lot of] laziness went into it, but I swear I as doing well for the first week or so. And then it went all downhill. But now that it’s a new month, it’s time to get back up, wipe off the dust, and start anew.

Here’s what I want to do this month… Now that we’re three days in, I’ve had some time to really consider what I’m going to do.

April Goals:

1. Read four books, not including this month’s book club choice.

I didn’t read ANYTHING last month, and that’s just pathetic. This weekend, I’m going to be cramming the latest book club book because our next meeting is on Sunday. As in, like, two days from now. And I have no time to do it on Sunday, so tonight and tomorrow it is!

2. Complete 22 days of the “Insanity” workout.

It’s already the 3rd and I’m running another 10K this Sunday, the 5th, so starting Monday the 6th, it’s on. It’s only fair that I allow myself a few days throughout the month to rest (not to mention, the program calls for it). This is going to be legit hard, Reader, because I’m a total slacker, I hate being dirty/sweaty, and um, have you TRIED “Insanity”? There’s a reason why they call it “Insanity.” Because it’s crazy-difficult and it just effing SUCKS.

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once a runner, always a runner…

I ran a 10K today, Reader.

I was thinking about how I was going to tell you about this whilst walking up to the starting line. I was going to tell you that I “did” a 10K today, not so much “ran” a 10K. I knew for weeks that I was going to complete it, but I didn’t train well. I didn’t run enough leading up to it. There was always an excuse: Things happening in the morning. Staying up too late and wanting to sleep in most mornings. You know, the usual stuff.

So I ran a handful of times over the last three weeks. It was rough getting back into it… I ran a marathon (yes, a whole freaking marathon) in 2012 and trained with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training in Portland, Oregon. (Shameless plug: if you’re interested in getting into shape or getting into running long distance and need a good support group, check out TNT in your community. You will train with knowledgeable people, make some great local friendships, and it’s all for a good cause. It was one of the best decisions I ever made.) I trained for five months to get ready for it and I was in the best shape of my life.

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