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End of Weeek 1


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

I promise myself that I will post a blog at least once a week and talk about my strengths and challenges during this journey. I hope that I can keep it up because I am so busy with other aspects of my life. This blog was supposed to be posted on Sunday but I couldn't because of a cold and had to rest. I am feeling much better now and can finally post it. Here it is ....

My marathon training started Jan 7th, 2014 and this was the first week schedule.

Jan 7: Run 4 miles
Jan 8: Run 3 miles
Jan 9: Crosstrain
Jan 10: Run 3 miles
Jan 11: Run 5 miles
Jan 12: Rest

My first two days went very well. I jogged at a comfortable pace and felt like I could run more but I promised myself that I didn't want to over-train and then hurt myself later down the road. So I stuck with the training plan and only ran the designated miles.

On Jan 9, I didn't cross-train at all because I am not sure what activity to do yet. I am thinking of doing yoga but then I like zumba too. I am not sure if I should invest in a gym membership and have more options. But I will figure it as I go along.

The last two days were pretty mixed. While I comfortably ran the 3 miles, I struggled with the 5 miler. I was tired and was struggling with some kind of bug. Immediately I started running, I knew that it wasn't going to be pretty at all. Running the first mile was a battle within myself and then i started experiencing some pain in one of my legs but didn't want to give up. I kept reminding myself that this is the only the first week and that I have to keep on. On and on I did and can honestly say that I felt so much better afterwards. But looking back, maybe I should have rested but I didn't want to stop and actually ran 5.2 miles. So proud!!!

Overall, my first week was okay. I figured it would be a breeze but was proven wrong. Life is unpredictable and I have to always remember that and adjust accordingly.

I am already halfway into my second week and I am excited. I already did a 5 mile run yesterday and baby, I was on fire. I am still having some pains but I have been icing it. I will evaluate how it feels in a couple of days.

Thanks for the support. I truly appreciate all the advice that I have gotten so far. Now, its time to get some rest. Good night, y'all.
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NEWCHINELO 1/21/2014 4:58PM

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MIAMEOWS 1/16/2014 10:48AM

    Amazing!! You are inspiring me so much!

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FEMISLIM 1/15/2014 6:27PM

    Great going. You can do this!!!!

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VWMOMMY 1/15/2014 8:56AM

    emoticon That's awesome! Just remember to take care of yourself, too. Some of those aches and pains are "normal" but make sure to let your body take care of itself. I remember in high school when we would complain about pain/soreness to our track coach he would say "That's fine but are you HURT or and you INJURED?" Hurt comes along with the territory, injured doesn't.

I know what you mean about the first mile. Although I can run distance anymore I still get that on the elliptical between like 3 and 10 minutes where I'm feelng like 'OMG, I can't do this'. Once I push past about the 10 minute mark I usually start feeling a little better and settle in for the long haul.

Keep up the great work!

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/14/2014 9:55PM

    Good on you....keep at it....soon, your long runs will become your short runs!!

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