First of all, let me share a pro-tip about last week’s treadmill workout: don’t wear heels the next day. You’ll regret it if you do. You’re welcome.
Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty.
You know those weeks when you barely have time to sleep or eat or think yet alone workout? Those weeks that remind you of finals in college – you could have sleep and proper nutrition, or good grades, but definitely not both? (It’s possible that I went to college with a bunch of people just as dramatic as I am, but this is certainly how we all experienced it.)
Anyway, the point is, that’s this week for me.
As the Events Coordinator at RVC, I’ve been helping head up our efforts to fundraise for the Upper Valley Haven during the month of November. And this week is the biggest week of the month! Not only are we continuing our month long meal drive to help the Haven out with some of the 22,000 meals they provide each month, but our FitKids Pre-K classroom is hosting a daily lemonade stand and baked sale. Plus, one other little detail; our capstone event, a Member Party & Art Auction (artwork by FitKids and children participating in the Haven’s after-school program), is on Friday!
Needless to say, I’m kind of wondering where half-marathon training is going to fit into all of this.
But I like goals, so I’ve set myself a little challenge: for every mile I manage to run this week, I’m going to donate a $5 meal to the Haven meal drive. Not only that, but RVC is going to match my meal donation, and so is our Controller, Cathy Pelton! Guess I’d better get going, huh?
I’ll update you guys next week on how my little endeavor goes. How many miles do you think I can squeeze in? Would you like to join in and challenge yourself the same way? Or would you also like to match my meals? Comments are open on these posts now, so let me know!
I hope to see you at the Member Party & Art Auction this Friday, and I promise to return to writing your regularly-scheduled running-related ramblings next week.
Assuming I survive until next week, that is! Appropriately, here are five quick stretches when you’re crunched for time!