Tuesday, January 17, 2012

30 before 30

Over the past few months I have seen a few 30 before 30 post and recaps. I turn 30 in sept. and was thinking if there was anything I wanted to accomplish before that big move into the next age group bracket. Is it said that is all I see it as? Not getting older but put into the bigger and faster age group??

Anyways I will be working on making a list. I will try to get 30things but I might not have that many. I will start with the first ten fitness ones I have so far.

1. Finish another Marathon Training Plan with no injuries.
2. Complete the marathon (it is the weekend afterwards so I will be in the new age group then)
3. Continue to go to the gym 2-3 times a week.
4. Drink at least 1-2 nalgene bottles a day.
5. Continue to cross train weekly (zumba, bike, elliptical)
6. Complete at least 2 half marathons
7. Ride my bike 3 times a week from May-September
8. Purchase pepper spray or something else to carry with me on runs I do alone.
9. Drink more smoothies with protein powder. I already have the powder but just stopped using it when I was not running.
10. Make more HEALTHY MEALS that will give me more energy for long runs. Bri will prob not like this because he likes his frozen pizza (I do to), mac and cheese from a box, and very unhealthy pastas.

That is a start and all things I should be able to accomplish. I just need to be smart and safe about the training plan this time around. I am really cutting back on unnecessary 5k's and such. No trying to go all out on long runs either. Go slower and look to slowly negative split on long runs. Ok so there are a few more goals too.

QOTD: Did you do anything before you turned a certain age? Was turning 30 a big thing for you?


Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

I didn't do a 30 before 30. but I think it is a great idea. I did a 27 while 27, because it was my lucky year. My birthday is on the 27th. So many great things happened that year, loved it.

Great list and do get that pepper spray!

Courtney Foster said...

I love that you are doing this! I just finished my 30 before 30 and it was fun. I didn't complete my list but it sure felt good to do something. cant wait to see how you do this year!

Jen said...

I didn't do a 30 before 30 but it's a great idea. I could do a 40 before 40 coming up here really soon! Those all sound like great things to do. I need to do your #10 more consistently!

Jamie said...

This is a great idea! and I'm with you on the protein powder... it'd helped me a lot though! :)