Monday, January 14, 2013
18 Weeks of Training started in November, hit the half way mark this weekend. I can honestly say this is the hardest goal I have ever set for myself, but I'm tackling it one day at a time.
One of the hardest things is carving out the block ot time necessary to meet this goal. Running 3 days during the week and long runs every Saturday while keeping up with all my other duties has been quite a challenge and especially these past two weeks since the mileage is amping up and it's taking more and more time. I had my long run set for Saturday, but family duty called, so I had to change it to Sunday.
Changing plans really used to upset me, however during these past 9 weeks of training, I've learned to juggle life's distractions (there have been so many lately) and still meet "MY" goals, I believe that is a very valuable lesson I've learned.
Started the long run yesterday with my sister, we got a late start (another lesson in being flexible, lol) but we completed the 15 miles, one step at a time. We were going to treat ourselves to IHOP all-you-can-eat pancakes when we were done, so from about mile 8 I started imaging how good those pancakes were gonna be and guessing how many I could eat, after all I could have as many as I wanted (not really, but it was a great visual - me with a huge stack of pancakes)
Do you know how totally famished one can be after running 15 miles? Here's me being silly (as always), BEWARE this a post run pic, no make-up and a bad hair-do, lol. If you can't have fun, what good is it right? I only managed to eat 3 pancakes, they were small, but I sure inhaled 2 eggs, 2 pieces of bacon and some hashbrowns before I moved on to dessert....pancakes, and I belonged to the clean plate club.
I saw this on my FB page this morning...