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June Goals

I have started 43 different blog posts since my last one in MARCH and have not finished ONE of them!!  I was hoping to have a little consistency with my writing but sometimes life and the real job that pays me tells me my priorities are a bit different.

I miss my blogging days when I used to write my blog titled Chubby Chicks Run Too. I really would like to get back into some consistency.  There is something about writing about your life and posting it for the world to read that keep things honest and provides a little accountability.  Even if no one reads it, my words are still out there!

In order to get back to the space of accountability and honesty, I have listed my June goals below.junegoals

Fitness:

I will go to my boot camp class 14 times.  The class count would be higher for the month but we are out of town several days in June.  This class is more than just a calorie burn, it is my 5:30AM therapy session with a great group of people.  Last month I needed to get into the habit of getting up at before the birds and while that part wasn’t fun, the interactions with this group was worth every minute.  We laugh, we bitch, we smack talk and then we go about our day while the world is still sleeping.  Getting up at this time is still very much a challenge for me because I never feel like I am getting enough sleep and I use it as an excuse not to go.

Half Marathon:

I will complete the Garry Bjorklund Half Marathon despite not running a single mile since the last October.  I have this really bad practice of signing up for long races and then never training for them.  I always finish and it is always painful.  The sad part is that I never learn my lesson and do it again with the intent to train but the cycle continues.  I am not proud of my finishing times but I am proud of my mental resolve to get me though.   I am going conquer the course by running the first mile if I can (slowly) then transition to a run/walk interval that has not been determined yet.

Gluten Free:

This should be a no brainer for me since I am allergic to wheat and my doctor told me “Do NOT eat Gluten”.  I don’t have a problem with this plan until someone brings donuts or I am confronted with a juicy burger on a soft real bun or I am really craving a cold beer on a hot day.  They are my kryptonite and I have zero self control despite the painful and sometimes embarrassing consequences.  My plan is to just not eat it.

So there they are, my goals for June out in the in the world and my first blog post in a very long time.

 

 

 

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My Hockey

My kids aren’t the only ones that get to have fun on the ice, I also play ice hockey on a women’s team.  This is my 3rd season with a team of awesome ladies and we play for WHAM (Fun fact:  The Women’s Hockey Association of Minnesota is the largest women’s hockey only league in the World!).  I did not grow up playing and started in my 40’s with some girlfriends doing an into to hockey class.  What looked like a midlife crisis in the in making actually turned into a fun hobby.

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The unfortunate part of playing adult hockey and having 3 kids that also play makes my hockey schedule last in the pecking order.  This year, I played more as a sub and jumped in when I had the opportunity (which was almost never).  I was finally able to hit the ice a couple time in the past week after not lacing up the skates since October.  It was fantastic and I was reminded how much I love playing.  I didn’t realize I missed it so much!

A Few Thoughts…

  1.  I am WICKED out of shape!  The huffing, the puffing, and the sweating…and that was just putting my gear on.  The skating is no joke!  It looks easy but it is some “gargle your heart” cardio.  I just about cried when I played a game with only 9 skaters.  The every other shift business just about killed me.
  2. I look like a big red Grimace in my hockey gear.  GAH!  Hockey gear is not supposed to be slimming but I still don’t want to look like a house.
  3. I am not as fast as I think I am.  I was catching wind and my jersey was fluttering as I glided on the ice.  I felt pretty speedy!  My daughter captured a few videos of me skating and I thought they were in slow motion.  Nope.  Just my normal skating.  It is a humbling sport.
  4. Getting a goal is one of the best feelings ever!  I don’t get goals often, but when I do, I so wish I could do the celly on one knee like the pros!  I don’t do it because I would not be able to get back up.IMG_5382.jpg

     

    The regular season is coming to a close just as I am able to start playing.  Go figure.  Thankfully, there will be a spring league where I can get in a few games!