Monday, January 26, 2009
In my mind I see myself obtaining a money order and mailing in my entry for the race. I am a little excited and nervous for doing so, but tremendously happy that I have now set this goal IN STONE, that I am going to do it.
In my mind I see myself arriving, finding parking, and going to the table to get my race packet.
I see myself on the line with many others waiting to begin. I am nervous, but excited. I hear the gun go off and I run the entire distance without stopping. Afterwards I am pleased that I finally set a goal and obtained it.
I will run 3 days per week. With the weather being colder I will run indoors on the treadmill, run along to walking tapes, and run outdoors whenever the weather is warm enough. No excuses.
March 14, 2009
Each day I will focus on the steps I need to complete that day to make my goal. These I will plan out ahead of time so i know what the plan is and I will make sure that I follow them. It will be my top priority.
This is the first step in a lifelong goal that I have held to run a marathon. The first step is this 3K, then a 5K, then longer races unti lI have lost enough weight, and am strong enough to run a marathon. Also, training will help me lose weight, become healthier, and to live longer.
Lots of Help
I will need to form a support group outside the virtual workd. I already get lots of support from the girls at 3FC, but I need to find others who will be suppportive of me in the real world. I will need someone to take my finishline photo!
I will need to follow a plan and tweak it as I progress. I have new shoes to see me through. I will need warmer clothes to train in as the weather is cold and I will freeze without better clothing. I will need to find my stop watches, ipod, etc to time myself and keep myself entertained as I run. I will need ie packs to ice my knee.
If something goes wrong I need to adapt, change my plan if necessary, and proceed. I will not allow one step back from stopping me from reaching my goal.
Once I was a competitive runner. To be one again I must realize that I donít know everything there is to know about running and I will need to ask for advice. Since I know no runners I will utilize the boards on coolrunners and sparkpeople to find information as I need it.