Monday, October 29, 2012
Today starts Week 2 of my Cowtown Half Training. If you have kept with me you know that I am registered for the Dallas Half on December 9. I signed up for this race back in June and was working towards being able to walk it but as I stated in a previous blog, craziness took over my life for 6 weeks and knocked me off my course. Because of this, I have decided to start my training over and focus on the Cowtown with the hopes of RUNNING all 13.1 miles. I still planning on doing the Dallas Half with lots of walking and having fun (after all I paid a lot for the registration and I canNOT NOT do it. All that said, welcome to week 2 of training!
This morning, AMC and I went out to Kati Trail again for a 3 Mile run (We finished in about 45 minutes). After last week, I am finding that I am able to run more and walk less of the distance. I have really struggled with convincing myself that walking is ok because it has been a long time since I have run. I am slowly learning to accept that walking is fine (especially since I am pushing AMC) and that it will slowly disappear again (just like it did before) from my training runs.
While I was running this morning, I came up with the idea to treat my running as my job. I have 3 scheduled runs per week and I will pay myself at the end of the week for completing all of them. Not only will this help me focus on getting up and out the door everyday for my "job" and making sure I get out of the house each day but it will provide me a little extra spending money at the end of the week!
A view of the trail we were running on