Tuesday, November 13, 2012
I signed up today to run a half-marathon. I joined the "13.1 - because I'm only half crazy" team, I have a training schedule, and a buddy. Now all that's left to do...is run.
I actually feel really fantastic about it. I have done the C25K plan, and I can "run" a 5k in under 40 minutes. (Yay me!) I know for most people that seems really slow, but for ME, it's AWESOME! :) I was so proud when I did that! I found myself looking FORWARD to running. SO WEIRD. When I was in high school, if you told me I had to run a mile in gym, I would start hyperventilating. But last week, when it was time to go run, I literally jumped up out of my chair. I realized I had been excited about it all day.
So, I decided to keep going and make another goal. The Jeff Galloway training plan doesn't seem ridiculously hard to me. And there's a really famous half-marathon in Indianapolis in conjunction with the Indy 500 in May. That gives me plenty of time to train and get some confidence! I also signed up for the 3 mini-races leading up to the 500 mini to help me stay excited and focused!
I think if I can actually do this, I might treat myself to another half-marathon...like maybe the Disney Wine and Food festival? Or one of the minis out in Southern Cali? The possibilities are endless...