Saturday, June 13, 2009
I am a very impulsive person, always leading with my emotions! So when a friend of mine told me that her brother had challenged us to run a half marathon....I said yes! Then I started to really think about it! 13 miles is more that 4 times longer than I had ever run before. I have just barely gotten a 5k under my belt.....am I Insane! My husband definitly thought I was...mostly because he knew I would sign him up too!
And he was right...I said yes, so I signed up. My husband and I are registered for our first Half Marathon...in October....in New Orleans! My Hometown! The pressure is on...I have to start training.....wow...I really have to start training!
I printed out a training schedule...it seemed pretty daunting when I looked at it all at once. So I started to break it down and look at it only 1 week at a time. I can do that!
And you know what....I really can do it. After my run tonight...I really believe that I can do the half marathon. Tonight, I put my ipod on, set my Nike+ and hit the streets with my husband. It was a beautiful evening and we both were feeling great! We ran the furthest we had EVER run! We completed 5 miles in 56 minutes! It is a lot slower than my 5k pace....but hell...its longer too!
I am not going to put any pressure on myself to run any particular pace...My goal is to run to the finish! And now I know I can!