Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Off to a Good Start!

So I have been able to keep the mind games to a minimum this week and am off to a great start training for my third half marathon! Even though I'm only three days in to my training cycle, I am very optimistic that I'm going to be able to conquer the training instead of vice versa. Granted, it might be just a tad early to start declaring success, but I'll go ahead and give myself what credit I can for now!

And the credit I can give has been earned because I've gotten up and done what was scheduled even though there have already been times that sleep would have been oh-so-better! Take yesterday for example - I knew I had 4 miles on the plan and that being the slower runner that I currently am (which is to say even MORE slow than my normal slow thanks to the knee) it was going to take a little longer than the 30 minutes I sometimes give myself when I hit the snooze button repeatedly.

So that alarm clock went off at the un-Godly hour of 3:30 AM and I only hit snooze ONE TIME. Yay me!!

Then I got to it and got-er-done! Four miles including warm-up and cool-down and two miles at 1/2 marathon pace. I kept it at the low end of my half pace because my brilliant plan is to gradually get to the other side of the pace range as I move along in the training cycle. Since this is the beginning, I'm at the slower end (and I'm not complaining, thankyouverymuch)!

But you know what else? I actually enjoyed myself! I had fun and I was able to pretty quickly lose myself in the sound of footfalls on the treadmill belt, fan whirring, and awesome music playing.

So even though I can't declare the training a success yet, I can certainly say that it is off to a good start!


  1. Always take the successes!! Good job getting 'er done!!

  2. I would say hitting snooze only once at 3:30 am is success worth celebrating! Bravo!!