Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Marathon Here I Come

I'm doing it!  Yep ... so here goes everything!  From now until November 18th I will be training for a MARATHON!

Never in a million years would I have thought I would run a marathon.  Only crazy people do that.  Well..... I am officially CRAZY.

I am slightly nervouse but I have some great running friends that will support me along the way.  Stacey... my hero is going to push me and coach me to be the woman I know I have in me.  And we have lots of work to do.  I am a work in progress but... the final result is going to be awesome.  Not just a marathon but so much more is going to happen with this.

So stay tuned for updates about my training.

FIRST up Delaware Half Marathon -- Sunday May 13th!  Yep just a few days ahead.  I don't feel I am 100% ready ... I know I can run it.  But I know I could be better prepared.  I have not taken my training seriously this spring... big mistake but I had no idea what was going to happen and how motivated I am now to do my best.  So... here goes everything!

Eating right and fueling -- keys for this week.  I never took it serious but I now know how wrong that was.  Last week for the first time ever I ate when I got up before I ran.  It was the best 5 miles I ever ran...without trying. My speed was o.k. without pushing to be fast but what amazed me most is my Heart Rate... I was running faster and my HR was lower than it normally was.  I can not wait to see what training correctly can actually do for me. 

I hope by learning this information, I can help others find their potential as an athlete just waiting to be unleashed.  Who said you had to be fast?  Not me... in fact I am o.k. not being fast (until I try to keep up with Stacey and Sarah on those days I know we are going to run together and I will be the turtle holding you back)  I just want to be my best and have fun doing this thing. 

Thank you running friends... I can not wait to see what 2012 has in store for me!

Follow along -- hopefully I'll have some fun stuff to share and learn a few things along the way! 

Other races on my schedule with more fun stuff to share soon!

Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon - June 2nd
Warrior Dash - June 16th
Quadzilla 15k Trail Run - July 15th
Bucks County MARATHON - November 18th

1 comment:

  1. YES! This is going to be fun to do together!!!!! We have so much potential in so many ways!

    You are an inspiration too!