Monday, December 27, 2010

Not fun and games anymore

Whew done with week 2 and i feel it. This week I busted out the Ben-Gay.. My daughters asked me why I smelled like mints. At least I smelled fresh I guess. This week I really focused on my workouts & put 110% effort into each of them. It was a difficult week to train with it being Christmas week & having extra hours at work, but I FORCED myself to do all of the training. It seemed each day I was fighting a new sore part. But, I pushed through it & it felt great. The day after Christmas was my "long" run. Which was only 4 miles. But it was sooooo amazing seeing all of the camaraderie out here. I see runners, bikers, walkers, in line skaters, you name it out here. There are side walks everywhere so you can go till your heart's content  you fall over. But between that and the weather, if you are a runner you are set. Which means no excuses. :/  This week I step it up a notch.. I feel ready but I am so worn out from holiday cheer & work that I am not gonna lie, I'm a lil nervous. But I will do it. :)
Week 3:

Mon: 2 miles ( woo hoo)
Tues: Strength & Stretch
Wed: 40 mins cardio- Zumba class
Thurs: 3.5 miles & strength
Fri: 3.5 miles
Sun: 5 miles

Sunday, December 19, 2010

And I'm off.....

     Welome to my blog... That's the best I've got. LOL There are many bloggers out there, I personally know a very good one that should have a book! Anyway, this is a big deal for me. I am starting week 2 of a 12 week training plan for a Mini Marathon in March 2011. Lofty goal, however there are days I feel like this should be a small step for me. I not only expect to finish, I want to finish in a good time, that TBD at a later date.  I am excited, nervous, unsure and ready all at the same time. I decided to blog to remember everything I go through before I die my 1st mini. I want to remember the good, the bad & the REAL ugly. I also want to hold myself accountable for my daily training.  I finished week 1 of Hal Higedon's training today. I did some training with him before.. liked it & was suggested to use this.. I think I made right choice. Here is this coming week's schedule... I <3 that I can switch the days around as needed, this week being a good example of that with Christmas coming up. This guy is awesome. Runner for life, but realizes people are people not robots.

Weeks 1 and 2
Mon: 3mi & strength
Tues: 30min cardio
Wed: 3 mi
Thursday: 2 mi or cardio
Friday: Stretch & Strength
Sat: Rest
Sunday: 4 miles

Here's the goal: