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.