Hello Middle of the Week. We meet again my friend.
Well, friends. I hope your Monday was filled with fun, your Tuesday with smiles, and your Wednesday with hope (here’s to hoping the rest of the week goes by fast).
Not that all (or any) of you care, but I feel like today is a good day to recap how my training has been going for the half-marathon in June . Maybe if I talk about how lazy I have been (please don’t read this Abby) it will motivate me to do that 5 mile run this weekend (longest so far).
I will give you a quick rundown. This week is my third week of training. My fastest mile is 10.36 minutes (the wind was at my back s it wasn't all me). My longest run has been 4.13 miles that took me approximately 57 minutes to complete. Is this good? I have no idea. I am feeling that it isn’t. So, this is obviously my first half marathon and probably the last because I still believe that I will somehow collapse or ride in the van of discomfiture because I couldn’t keep a 16 minuet per mile pace and will probably hide the rest of my life from embarrassment. This aside, I feel like my training has been going mediocre. Frankly, I am supposed workout six days a week, run an average of 3 miles per day, but my weekends are busier than ever, which is hard. I have good intentions (I even bring workout clothes everywhere I go) but I just don’t seem to work out when I am somewhere else besides home. I don’t know how to fix this either because I am going to be gone the next two weekends again. I keep reminding myself that this is only the third week, but the image of me getting picked up in the van of doom makes me nervous that I am not training hard enough. My training partner/motivator (who is slacking lately. Ahem. You should know that I come first before everything. Even California. Just kidding…maybe) is helping me, but I just don’t think I am good enough.
Does this get me down? Haha. Who do you think I am. Of course it doesn’t. It just makes me more determined to stick with this intense training schedule and try to squeeze in as many miles as I can when I am at home. I also have been averaging 13.8 miles a week, which I don’t think is so bad for not running on the weekends. I am also hearing of more and more people I know who are running it. This ranges from old high school friends to coworkers. Am I about to let them see my name in the Van Pick-Up column of the newspaper the next day? Nope! So far though, I have realized that I don’t like to run in strong wind, snow, rain, cold, or heat. Marathon day is going to be perfect weather, right? This is what I am going to tell myself at least. A girl can dream! J
Along with all of this, I believe there is a mention in the Half-Marathon Runners guide it states that style comes first (Okay, I made that up but I am sticking to it) so I am going to treat myself to a whole new outfit for the day of. I will probably run faster if I look good. Now, should I get my hair done the day before or not………
Now that you all have read some pointless facts about my running (and wasted 3-5 minutes of your life), we should all get back to work and enjoy this day. I do feel more motivated, so mission accomplished. I hope you all can do something to get a dose of motivation and do something you have been meaning to do. Considered you pushed. From me to you: Get out and do something great!