I’m a Planner!

Yes, I am a planner! I love to make lists, keep lists, and organize my lists. ¬†In fact, sometimes I place things on my list just so I can cross them off…I know some of you out there do the same thing and can understand my obsession. ūüôā ¬†Anyway, it brings me to the saying:

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.”

This year we have some pretty large athletic events scheduled.  Matt is participating in a 1/2 Ironman and a full Ironman.  Maddie and I will be running a 1/2 marathon in DC and I would like to train for a full marathon. With that being the case, we need to schedule our workouts accordingly.

I usually start to plan my workouts for the following week on the preceding Thursday or Friday. I have been trying to schedule 3 runs, 2 strength training workouts, and 2 core training workouts. ¬†I use the “notes” app that is already on my iPhone and it works out perfectly! ¬†There’s nothing fancy about it, and since I always have my phone with me I always know when I will be working out next.

Weekly Workout Schedule

You can see from the photo above that I “reward” myself if I completed the workout or “boo-hoo” myself if I don’t complete the workout…you gotta do what works you know! ¬†For this past week I missed my two scheduled workouts at the beginning of the week, but fortunately I was able to reschedule them later in the week. (Thanks to my fitness buddy and a snow day!)

In addition to my iPhone app I plan, record, and reflect upon my workouts using my running journal.  I used the this journal for 2013 and it worked out wonderfully.

Running Journal

Running Journal

Record Keeping

Record Keeping

While I don’t have any formal goals or resolutions for 2014, I am participating in #500in2014 with some of my Twitter peeps. ¬†Please feel free to follow me or join me on Twitter! ¬†Here is what #500in2014 is all about:

  • run/workout 14 times a month
  • post at least 14 times to #runteacherrun
  • run at least 4 races
  • run at least 400 miles (I’m shooting for 500+)
  • encourage 4 more teachers to join

These are just two of the ways I keep myself organized and on track with my workouts to ensure that I am heading down the right path!  I use other apps to plan for other aspects of my daily happenings, and those I will share in another post!

What do you do to make sure your workouts happen?

What are your goals for 2014?

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