I have officially started half marathon training! Woohoo! Finally. After a long (to me) break from running after dealing with heel and Achilles pain in BOTH feet, I'm back to racking up the miles! I'm taking a much slower approach at increasing my miles so that I can reduce the risk of injury as much as possible. (Because we all know I am pretty injury prone)
Here's a look see at how the past 10 days have gone:
Day 1 (Oct. 6): 2 Miles
Day 2: Cross trainer at the gym-30 minutes, ab machine & arms
Day 3: 2.5 Miles
Day 4: Strength training (legs) & Core
Day 5: 3 Miles-Outside WITH headphones & music-It was awesome.
Day 6 & 7: Rest (Saturdays are difficult to get in workouts right now because my son has soccer games on those days. After the game we headed over to my moms for a Birthday BBQ. Sunday is always a rest day.)
Day 8 (My official b-day Oct. 13): My husband and I dropped off the kids at school and drove about 2 hours to pick up our quarter of a cow we ordered a couple weeks ago. We stopped in our old town and ate breakfast at our favorite breakfast restaurant. We made a day date out of it and had a great time!
We stopped at a little place off the road that had all kinds of yard art and statues. I thought I could get a little something for our yard but after seeing the price tags, we ended up just window shopping.
|My wonderful husband got me a Chrome Book to do my blogging on! I also received|
quite a few cards from my family with some money & gift cards. I really wanted that peacock,
but not for $250.
Day 9: Cross trainer at the gym-22 minutes
Day 10: 2.5 miles planned, felt depleted of energy so I stopped at 2.25. (Gotta be smart and stop before I end up with an exertion migraine.)
Overall I'm pretty happy with how the past week and a half has gone. I'm using my own training plan so hopefully it'll work. I made my own plan when I ran my first 5k and I placed 4th in my age group so I must've done something right! ;-)
My main goal for the half marathon is to finish, of course. But I'd really like to finish in around 2:10-2:20. My "comfortable" pace is around 9 minutes, so I think I'll be able to reach my goal no problem...hopefully.. I should wear a shirt that says, "If found on ground, please drag across the finish line."
I'm super excited to finally be training for a half marathon! It has been a goal race at the back of my mind for about a year, but I had a few set backs so I'm sort of starting at the bottom again. But that's ok, because this time I'm enjoying the mile I'm in. I'm o.k with running 3 miles non-stop, knowing I used to run 5 miles almost daily. I don't want to dwell on what I could do months ago, I'm living for today; and that means:
Enjoying every step of every mile.
So tell me, how's your week going so far? Are you training for a race or working towards a goal? Fill me in! I'd love to hear about it!
Have an amazing Thursday everyone!!