And It Begins
I’m baaack! And I owe you some wedding recaps and a wonderful doggy 5k recap. But today, I want to brag a bit.
I’d been struggling with running, but hanging in there with my Couch to 5k program (it’s such an awesome program). Then we went to Tennessee to spend a Thanksgiving week with the in-laws. Luckily for me (just wrote “fir”, yup, we was down south!), anyway, luckily for me, my mother and father in law are regulars at their gym. So I went with them three times to run and lift weights.
And on Thanksgiving Day, I ran my own personal 5k! Three miles straight! In 36:40!! (Three minutes faster than my 5k just weeks earlier at the doggy 5k!) I knew then that I would be ready to begin my HALF-MARATHON TRAINING!!!!
I decided to follow the Hal Higdon novice plan, which is 12 weeks to 13.1 miles! Here is what my week 1 looks like:
So today, I had to run 3 miles. I want to run in the morning (you know, when there is actually sun!?!), but I couldn’t sleep well, and then it was raining. Lame excuses, but that just meant that I had to go to the gym tonight. I was still nervous about running. My tummy was feeling funny, and I thought that I might not make it. But after my first 1/4 mile, I knew that I could do it. It’s amazing how mental running can be.
Of course having some Christmas eye and ear candy helped, too.
So I ran 3 miles in 34 minutes (11:18 min/mile). YAY!! And I didn’t die!
Here’s to tomorrow and some cross-training!
And it begins . . .