Christmas challenge and focusing on 2017

24 Dec

The last few weeks have been a wrestle from a food and training point of view. I’ve had a number of social events where I have found it hard to eat lower carb foods at as there were no options and I wasn’t prepared with my own stuff.  So  as a result I have eaten a bit more than I should carb wise. Plus it didn’t help that I volunteered to make peanut butter cheesecake for Christmas and had 2lbs of Reese Peanut Butter Cups sat in the fridge for two weeks!!

This had a knock on effect on my overall well being and training as I generally felt more sluggish and not well which then made it harder to train and to want to train. I have been very hard on myself and the harder I have been the worse it has been so I have resigned myself to the fact that it is ok.

It is Christmas tomorrow and so I am not going to worry about it all, and just focus on having a great day with family and then getting back on the strict LCHF horse afterwards. It’s been a very full on year and sometimes we have to admit that sometimes it is ok to eat the wrong thing – but to get back on the wagon the next day!

New Year Goals

I have had a few people ask me what races I plan on doing next year. I’m not putting pressure on myself but would like to get some in the diary. A couple that keep popping up on the radar are the SEQ Series Bunya and Daisy Hill trail races in Jan and Feb, and then the girls I run with are going to do the Rainbow Beach Marathon which is a trail race with 9k of sand running and only a few dozen competitors…I’m tempted so will try for that and go down to the half if not ready. I’m secretly (or not so secretly) thinking about pushing up the distance but will see how runs go in early 2017…

I find I need a goal to work towards otherwise it makes it easy to roll over and ignore the alarm in the mornings.

Anyway if you are a goal setter- what are your running goals for 2017? First 1ok? Get faster? First marathon? Ultra? 

Go for it whatever it is!! 

Anyway have a great rest of 2016. I’ll be back in January with more posts including my reviews of the product that Science In Sport sent me and my 110% calf sleeves that Realigntech sent.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!!


6 Responses to “Christmas challenge and focusing on 2017”

  1. newintstudents2015 December 27, 2016 at 12:16 pm #

    I have a goal of doing my first Melbourne Marathon in a time of 4 hours and 30 minutes. I did the half already

    • Zoe December 27, 2016 at 12:35 pm #

      That’s an awesome goal to have! Good luck!! 🙂

      • newintstudents2015 December 27, 2016 at 3:40 pm #

        do follow my blog if you can

      • Zoe December 27, 2016 at 4:27 pm #

        Thanks I will do

  2. eliserhurst December 28, 2016 at 12:54 am #

    I should consider a 10K. Thanks for the idea! Yep, I did the roll over in bed this morning when the alarm went off, but I’m still planning to run regardless! I’m excited to read more from you!

    • Zoe December 28, 2016 at 3:50 am #

      A 10k is a great goal to aim for ! Enjoy your run!! 🙂

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