BLOBLESSNESS 2018

DON’T CALL IT A COMEBACK

Since 2015, goal setting has been in fits and starts. First-time parenthood somehow did not lend itself to so much structure. Now, heading into parenting for the second time, the structure may not be any easier, but will be exponentially more necessary. Pregnancy and early parenting goals will be more about laying groundwork for a return to racing and maintaining any possible shred of fitness.

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Busy Mom: I Am Too Tired to Workout

BEST OFFENSE IS A GOOD DEFENSE

Nutrition: First and foremost is resisting every primal urge to eat for two. My plan is to add 300 calories to daily intake each trimester, and to burn as many calories each day as exhaustion will allow (so, like 5-7, I’m thinking).
Fitness: Maintaining existing practices with moderate modifications where necessary. OrangeTheory twice a week (and shrugging off judgmental side-eye for walking my base. Don’t even: you know you do it, too), Aaptive at home one or twice a week (at least nobody sees me there, huffing delicately diffused lavender oils), and swimming, hiking, and yoga whenever things are chill at the office (hahahahaha they WILL be chill . . . one day here soon).

HOME IS WHERE THE BLOB IS

New this year is a first-time focus on home-improvement. Making hay while the natal nesting sun shine, this kicks off with a month-long spring cleaning project in March, then a series of smallish DIY improvement and organization projects. Focus here is getting the Blobode in the best possible condition before being out of commission with the Newbie Bloblet stating in August. Is the Konmari-Martha-RealSimple-Neat method (a pregnant woman’s version of “hold my beer while I try this one.”)

OK FINE, NOW IT’S A COMEBACK

Finally, once I recover from the arrival of the Newbie Bloblet, it’ll be all about returning to fighting’ weight and racin’ pace. I’ll be very seriously watching nutrition and calorie-burn while steadily increasing distance and pace.

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HERE GOES NOTHING.

 

GOALS
JANUARY
  • RUN: 3M 13.1
  • TRIMESTER 2: Run/Hike Challenge
  • TRIMESTER 2: Swim Challenge 33,000 meters
FEBRUARY
  • RUN: Austin 13.1
  • TRIMESTER 2: Run/Hike Challenge
  • TRIMESTER 2: Swim Challenge 66,000 meters
MARCH
  • BLOBODE: Spring Cleaning
  • TRIMESTER 2: Run/Hike Challenge
  • TRIMESTER 2: Swim Challenge 100,000 meters
APRIL
  • RUN: Capital 10,000
  • TRIMESTER 3: Swim Challenge 33,000 meters
MAY
  • TRIMESTER 3: Swim Challenge 66,000 meters
JUNE
  • TRIMESTER 3: Swim Challenge 100,000 meters
JULY
  • NEWBIE BLOBLET ARRIVAL!
AUGUST
  • WALK: 30 min/day
  • Meal-planning
SEPTEMBER
  • WORKOUT CHALLENGE 30/90 days
  • Meal-planning
  • ITALY!
OCTOBER
  • WORKOUT CHALLENGE 60/90 days
  • Meal-planning
  • RACE: Free Texas 8K
NOVEMBER
  • WORKOUT CHALLENGE 90 days Completed
  • Meal-planning
  • RACE: Run 4 the H20
DECEMBER
  • RACE: Decker 13.1
  • Pre-Bloblet Weight
  • FITMAS
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