The training with TNT is coming to a close. The 1/2 marathon is in 9 days! It has been an emotional roller coaster for me and hope to finish it off with a good race. Now, however, is the time for me to think about going forward. What will happen after the 1/2 marathon is done?
I am going to take a week off from running. No running what so ever. I’ll be dealing with a medical issue during that week and it seems to me like the best time to take a break.
After that I plan on resuming my running on May 9th. From there on out my plan is for the next 5 months (and beyond) to reinvent myself as/into a runner. Of course I don’t have the 9th set as a date to start changing but rather I am going at it slowly already. Otherwise, that’s just like saying “On this day I am going to quit smoking.” Why not quit now? (No I am not a smoker, this is just an example) Now is a good time. So now it is the time to change into a healthier person!
I have informed my husband that I want to be in the best physical condition of my life when I participate in the Columbus Marathon in October and PR. My gameplan is to train for the 1/2 and forgo the full until 2010. With school and everything, it just doesn’t seem right to do both things half heartedly.
I started watching what I am eating these last few days and been shoving a lot less crap in my mouth (it is a hard not to eat the unhealthy stuff, but I will be successful). My wellness mission statement is:
- I WILL loose between 15 and 20 lbs between now and then and shave at least a minute off per mile.
- I WILL listen to my body and work on treating it like a temple. It’s the only one I got.
- I WILL start the One Hundred Pushup program again and this time I WILL finish it.
Training with MiT should start some time the end of May and even though I really enjoyed training with TNT, I am looking forward to running and meeting up with old friends.
We received our purple running shirts. I ran 4 with it last night (and new shoes), it felt really good. My old shoes are now officially retired (400 + miles). I think I actually wore them too long and agitated my calfs a bit. The 3 miler on Monday was really painfull.
All we have left is just easy runs now, with the longest being 6 on Saturday. I am starting to get excited!
Cap City Half Marathon 9 Days To Go