Thursday, April 14, 2011

1/2 marathon training

Yep, you read it. I'm training for my first 1/2 marathon! Call me crazy :) I put this on my 2011 list of goals. With 4 months into the year, I've not only committed this to myself, but I've announced this to several family/friends/coworkers and my trainer so that I stay accountable. Yesterday I ran 4 miles. This was a personal first for me...ev-ah! And let me tell you, it was quite the accomplishment. My legs felt like jello when I was finished. I could have rung my shirt out with the amount of sweat on it. And if prompted with a question or asked to carry on a conversation, it would not have happened during my run. But you know what, it felt GREAT! After spraining my ankle at the end of February, I questioned my ability to get into a training pattern. With help from my trainer and runnersworld I was able to establish a schedule that I am comfortable and confident in. I will pre-train for the month of April. Then starting in May, I will begin my new routine. If you have any words of encouragement, I'd love it :) if you have any songs that keep you going, send them to me...I'd love to add them to my playlist! I know that I will have highs and lows, and I'm ready for it. There are a couple of races that I'm looking into, and haven't nailed down the one that I will run in just yet. So, for the next couple of weeks...I'll be running. And for the next few months...I'll be running :) ps: thanks to my friend Berta who reminded me that I need to be a better blogger ;-)

Insider Clip

Parker's GAP video

San Fwancysco

The color quality isn't the greatest on this - but turn up the volume and listen to the excitement in Parker's voice about our trip next week!!!