Friday, March 20, 2009
I got all the running books and started looking through them and I have a plan.
I'm not sure I'll be able to see it from A to Z as outlined, I'm prepared for deviations or complete disruptions or complete retooling, or getting stuck on a particular week for longer than I expect... BUT!
I started putting some of the training plans next to each other and it had me in THEORY running a marathon in like... SEPTEMBER.
YEAH. I tweaked and stretched, along with my own personal plan to build up some base mileage before starting ANY of these plans, AND looked up a marathon that is actually where my in-law's live in December.......... so........
I currently have a running plan that will build me up to a marathon distance by the end of this year!!!!!!
I always said, I'm pretty sure I'll never even WANT to run a marathon... but the more I keep thinking about it the more I want to. The original goal was to get up to half-marathon distance by the end of 09. SO! If I'm still able to reach THAT goal, I will be VERY happy.
But I'm not one to just do the bare minimum. At least not anymore. :) Not since I took control of my life and turned my body and mind around and got healthy and fit. SO! I'm aiming a little higher to see what I can really do this year and I have to admit -- I'm a little excited about it. :)
Also -- inspired by the lovely S318830, I looked up for a local CSA today (Community Supported Agriculture group) and although the LAST time I did this, I thought I found nothing, this time -- VOILA! I'm very excited about this prospect!!!! Check out www.localharvest.org to search for a group near you. Basically community members buy "shares" to a local farm and get a box full of the results each week. The one in my area even offers home delivery for a small extra charge! I'm thinking it wouldn't be a problem for me to go pick ours up at their delivery drop off point in town, so why not. I need to get their information, though, so I'm waiting on an email back with how to actually DO THIS THING since they did not have an application or anything of that nature ON their site.
Anyway. That's about it for now. Was tired and sore this morning so I rested more and did not do Pilates as planned. The plan now is to run and do pushups etc tomorrow, and on Sunday hopefully I will be able to make it to the Pilates class at the gym that evening after healthy meal night w/ my good gym buddy. If not I will do it at home. WOOT.