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.