Monday, June 24, 2013
I am officially registered for my first Half! Woohoo! Harrisburg Half-Marathon Sept. 8, 2013.
As some of you know I have been struggling with my Asthma for the past 6 months and have not been able to run as I would like. I realize that registering for a Half at this point may seem silly but I really really wanted to do this before I turn the BIG 50, which is in December.
I know that I could hike or walk the hell out of 13.1 miles. I am determined to do this so no point in trying to talk me out of it. (Others have tried) I know that sometimes I just have to quit the thinking and worrying about it and just freakin go for it! I am doing that, "Only those who risk going to far can possibly find out how far one can go."
I am under a doctor's care for the Asthma and I hope that the flare-up will be under control very soon. In the meantime, I will do what I can as best as I can. I will train for the half and with a combination of determination, self-awareness, self-preservation, doctor's care, interval training, balanced diet, necessary rest and sleep, etc. I will cross that line.
Most of all I know that I will have the support of many of you in the Spark Community. I don't expect to shatter any records, I just expect for me to do the best that I can with what I have been given and "Never Give Up!".
That being said, I hope to make weekly progress reports here for my own accountability and record. I will be open to any and all suggestions as I make my way to Harrisburg.