Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.

    JOIE501   13,068
10,000-14,999 SparkPoints

13.1 I come!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

So today is the day. I am getting serious about tracking and making conscious effort to exercise instead of finding every excuse not to. The nurse at my school (who got me into running) had mentioned a half marathon that is happening in November. I laughed in her face. Me???....Run a half marathon??? I would die!! So before the last day of school she printed me out an "8 week training plan for a half marathon". I looked at it and actually thought about starting it many times.

What better day than today to begin ;). I must be crazy!! But I need serious motivation (maintaining a significant weight loss is much more difficult than I thought!) I need to start working out and stop being Miss Lazy. I will find every excuse not to exercise, (even as lame as "Welllllll I washed my hair today, I don't want to sweat :P) So today begins a 10 week program to a half marathon. Hey I thought a little over a year ago I would never complete the C25K -- and I did! So it just proves that if your mind believes, you WILL achieve..(or however that corny quote goes!) I decided to give myself 10 week instead of 8 to ease my way in. Tonight was my first run (it's about 4 runs a week) and it was 3 miles. I ended up running 2.87 (30 min) I think I tired myself out by running faster at times.

I just need to keep telling myself I CAN DO THIS..I CAN DO THIS! And who knows, maybe come November I will actually run the half marathon ;)

Thanks for reading Sparkies, I couldve never made it here without you..and Nurse Kathy of course! xoxxo

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MOONBIRD 7/20/2012 7:59PM

    You can do it! I am also running a half in November and I have started training early so that I can be as prepared as possible. I am excited/scared about it. Good luck with your training!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRS.CARLY 7/7/2012 10:19AM

    You CAN do this! What a great co-workers that you have! That was a very sweet thing to do to print that out and show that you CAN run a half marathon if you set your mind to it

Report Inappropriate Comment
HAPPYCUPCAKE 7/6/2012 10:01PM

    That's awesome! You can totally do this. It will really help to have something like that to look forward to! Hope to hear updates on your journey! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITFOODIE806 7/6/2012 9:43PM

    I'm excited for you!! It's going to be fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JOIE501 7/6/2012 9:37PM

    Thank you Sparkies for the encouragement ;) xoxox

Report Inappropriate Comment
SEPPIESUSAN 7/5/2012 4:41PM

    Kathy is the nurse's name at my school too. :) How nice of her to find you a training program...and how awesome is it that you're doing it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
EGALITAIRE 7/4/2012 10:17AM

    You can do it - you have the mindset. One day at a time.

If you believe you can or if you believe you can't, either way, you're right - Henry Ford.

Stay Strong

Report Inappropriate Comment
NATIVE_ONE 7/4/2012 7:39AM

    Good luck with your marathon, and I agree, you can do this!

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAINBOWCHOC 7/4/2012 4:56AM

    Great to see you have your Spark truly kindled. We will cheer you through sore muscles, bad hair days and the occasional blister! We might even have a water bottle or two waiting at the side of the road, whatever you need, just call!
I am being serious with my tracking too, my next goal is in sight and I'm fed up with self here's to wonderland, or onederland as Sparkers call it

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAGGIEVAN 7/3/2012 8:33PM

    I am very glad you understand that motivation is not some sparkle that is coming from the outside and bless you. It is all inside of you and we need to just release it without thinking about it. If you really want to do it, you will. The battle is won or lost in the head.

Report Inappropriate Comment

    You can so do this! It is SO much fun! You will try to psych yourself but don't - you will do so well! I didn't think I would make it, but if you keep at it - you will. I never got up to 10 mile runs a day, I just couldn't do it - I got up to 3-4 mile runs at a time and it was enough for me.

I have one I'm hoping to do November 4th and the Disney Princess one Feb 24th. :)

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

Log in to post a comment.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

Other Entries by JOIE501