Thursday, July 2, 2015

Oops I Did it Again!

I've officially signed up for half marathon number 2.  During yesterday's short sprint run I thought... I am certifiably insane to attempt to run 13.1 miles again.  And approximately two minutes later I hit my runner's high and knew it was going to be worth it.  This time I don't want to take any walking breaks.  I am going to run the entire distance.  This time I know what worked for my training and what didn't.  I know what I have to change and what I have to do to fuel my body to perform athletically.  It's a challenge and I'm ready for it.

This time I plan to have more longer runs.  6 miles was my super happy place last time and this time I want to work my way back up to where 10 is my happy place.  I'm really hoping that will help make mile 9 not as miserable as it was last time.  This is one of those times I'm extremely glad I'm as stubborn as I am to talk myself and convince myself to stick to it.  I'm still working to find the perfect training schedule where I can incorporate everything I love into a healthy balance.

Everytime I start a new fitness leg of my journey I feel like I'm going on a first date.  With every new workout routine I try I feel a little anxious, a little nervous, and excited to see what could happen.  Luckily I always know what to wear for a workout so it's got that going for it more than a first date does.  If I can get my hands on a bike I'm really excited to potentially do a triathlon.  I've got my eye on a baby one so it looks perfect to get that ball rolling.  The past 7 weeks I've been lifting roughly 5 days a week while incorporating small runs or an occasional spin class to vary it up.  I love the flexibility of being in love with so many different physical activities.  Most days I feel stronger than ever and ready to commit to the next task at hand.

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