Monday, September 05, 2011
In 41 days I will be running 13.1 miles. I have been faithfully training for the last seven weeks. I have been running since January 2010. This will be an accomplishment for me for many of reasons. Since I started being serious about this race, I haven't lost that much weight. Actually only 8 pounds. Clothes are fitting better, and a little too big in the waist, but not the thighs. The thighs are gaining muscle. ( not liking this too much) I could have easily lost my motivation when the scale didn't move, but I keep plugging along.
I have a nephew that comes with me to the gym and to runners club. He is my motivation. He is my "Jillian or Bob". He keeps me going to the point when we have a "rest day" I feel like I should be running. I have more energy and face each day with a positive attitude.
Before I run the half marathon, I have a 9 mile race on September 10, with at least 3 inclines. I'm not a fan of hills , but I will defeat them.
So 41 days and counting! What a birthday present to myself! 11days after the race I will be 47 and can say I am a 1/2 marathoner!