Yesterday was a big day for me.
One I was looking forward to for awhile.
Ever since I laid down the money & went online to do the registration...
.. for my next half marathon. #7 lays ahead or me.
You see, Monday was the kick off of my 16 week training!
I love a good training plan.
I'm the type of person that needs a schedule laid out to me ...
& for the next 16 weeks, I have just that.
My Erin Condren planner has all the miles & intervals I need to do every week....
& this makes me giddy.
Is that messed up? Or a little bit of awesome?
Anyways - I used to have another blog where I would blog about fitness, running, food & just that sort of thing. But in the spirit of trying to simplify more things for the year, I am trying to incorporate everything into one blog....
so I'm going to dedicate Tuesdays here for Training Tuesday.
Because even if I'm not training for a half marathon, I'm always working out. Or trying to.
I'm fighting to stay healthy... training is always happening.
So what you'll find here on Tuesdays will be how my training went for the week before - maybe some highlights of the week, my struggles, foods that I may have eaten during the week - for the good & bad. Goodness knows I'll always tell on myself.
... or maybe even posts just on general health & fitness.. maybe some talk about The Biggest Loser or that new show, "My Diet is Better Than Yours"
|Side Note... 2 of the plans on this show are CRAAAZZZYYY DUMB!!!!|
Let me remind you. I never ran a day in my life before I was 37 years old. & then ran a half marathon for my first race... & nearly died. It was HORRIBLE. & also equal parts AMAZING!!!
But the running bug bit me. & I love it.
& I use the word "Running" loosely since I am so slow & on some days, I'm walking more then running. But my ultimate goal is ALWAYS just to cross the finish line. Don't care how - don't even care about my time anymore. Most runners may gasp at that since PR's are the Holy Grail .... but as I add on the years to this body & aches & pains get a little more intense & more common, I've given myself grace. I've changed the focus from times to health & fitness & really, just enjoying myself.
Not to say I still don't keep a time in my head & I don't still challenge myself. I just try not to get so upset about it when I don't make it.
I've had whole weekends ruined because I was 5 minutes slower in a race from the previous year. I mean, real tears & "DON'T TALK TO ME" kind of attitude. Just ask Ricky.
... or at least not so bad :)
I am still a runner at heart.
Anyways - it all begins again. Training for my 7th half marathon....
& it started off with me still fighting a sinus infection.
Great way to start ... but its a start nonetheless.
.... wish me luck.... & wishes of no injuries....
Next week, the nitty gritty posts really start