Wednesday, January 12, 2011
24 hours really can make the difference!
Yesterday, I was hesitating on training for the HM.
Today, I decided to go for it.
This morning I was pretty excited about my decision.
I knew with my decision I was going to need some major support. So, I gathered the troops.
I think I have all my bases covered.
Online... um, can you say Sparkpeople? Hehe. I found some people and I think I am going to join a team specifically for it!
In person... I have a friend I am going to train on twice a week.
During the race.. Running it with my aunt.
I feel like with all that support, it is definitely doable! I totally have this. This is totally what I needed. A new focus.
Now, all I need to do is set up some weekly personal training to teach me how to use free weights or kettle bells. Honestly, I am leaning towards kettle bells. All I know is my core needs to get to be stronger... pronto! I have noticed after I run, my sides and back hurt a bit. I think it's because my core needs to be stronger.
Besides the personal training, all I gotta do is send in my registration. That will probably happen the week classes start. That is really just a housekeeping item.
By the way, if you are interested in knowing, I did my first official training run today.. well, kinda. I didn't have enough time.. but I did run 2 miles in 30 minutes. It's a start. Friday, I have off so no excuses.. I WILL be running 10 minutes with 1 minute walk breaks four times.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I have made up my mind. I am going to do it! That's right, I am going to train for the Half Marathon. *gulp* Since my aunt is three hours away, I will be basically training by myself. But, I CAN DO IT! On the day, my aunt and I will be the first NINE miles together so that will be great! So, as soon as I get more money through my school refund and bigger checks from my new job, I am going to register so I cannot back out!
I am going to complete the Bridge to 10K which is ideally 6 weeks long. After that, I may take a week off. Maybe ignite my love with the arc trainer again. After that, I am going to complete Hal Higdon's HM Program for Novices which is 12 weeks. According to my calculations, I will have approximately one to two weeks left to work on what I want to until the HM on June 5th! Perfect!
So.. if anyone is training for their first HM, or have advice for me about training or know of a great team on here while I train... I'd LOVE to hear about it!
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Long time ago, I read a blog that ANEPANALIPTI in where she talked about how she was achieving all her goals than soon found herself with little to none goals. I can definitely relate to this. I have so busy achieving my goals that I didn't have time to form new goals.
In fact, I realized my 2011 were basically the old goals but in a new year. Summed up, they were basically to make goal weight and do x-amount of races. Come on, I can be a bit more creative than that, don'tcha think?
So, I think I am going to switch my focus from weight loss to fitness. I have already given my scale to my BF for the month... and boy, that is hard.. but I think it will be worth it. The thing is, I think if I focus on fitness goals like running, the weight will naturally come off. It will be forced to.
With this all said, my new focus is going to be this:
2011 is the year of the races.
I AM going to do 11 races including at least ONE 10K! I don't have them all pinned down yet but most of them are posted on page.
This brings me to the next decision.
My aunt keeps asking if I want to run a Half Marathon with her while she runs the Marathon.
Here are some of my thoughts...
1. I really want to.
2. I am not sure if my body is ready by June 5th!
3. There is always another race, another marathon.
4. Would I be stretching it?
5. Why not? You were looking for something new and wanted to change it up.
6. Only YOU is holding YOU back.
7. I can only run 3 miles now and it is in 6 month... is there enough time to train?
8. Do I have enough dedication and commitment to train?
Any thought on any of this would be greatly appreciated.
Oh, one more thing... I am eligible for an upgrade for my phone and have been thinking about the Droid. But, now Verizon is getting the iphone. For those that have either the Droid or the iphone, what do YOU think the pros and cons are of each?
Friday, January 07, 2011
Have you ever achieved a goal that you simply did not think you were ever going to reach?
For some, it may be as simple as losing the five pounds. For others, it might be running that marathon.
Most of my major goals, I had doubts in myself that I could achieve them. Like running a marathon. Yet I put them on my put them on my motivational board anyways. Recently, I redid my motivational board and realized I reached a few of my goals. Like running a 5K. Or becoming fit.
Another goal of mine came true today. Tonight I officially became a Sparkpeople Motivator.
When I read this tonight, I instantly broke down. So many emotions are coursing through me right now but most of all, I want to say thank you.
Thank you for believing in me. Thank you for supporting me. Thank you for rejoicing in my small victories.
THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. This means so very much!
[And, if you are new and you are reading this, write down those goals and keep plugging away at them one day (or one pound) at a time. It will happen. You CAN and WILL do it!]
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