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