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Sunday, January 15, 2012

The First Week

While I started with the best of intentions, I was slowed down by my lack of motivation. I kept track of all my meals this week and made a conscious effort to eat better. For the majority of the week I succeeded. I did not get out and run (or exercise at all for that matter) using the cold temps and ice as an excuse. ( and I have a 24 hour fitness facility at my apartment)

Well enough dwelling on the negative! It is time to look forward and see the possibilities a new week will bring! I know from past experience once I get started I will continue until a habit is formed and working out will become like drinking water. I have to stop with my all or nothing mentality and start realizing some is better then none.

My goal this week is to start out on Hal Higdon's marathon training program. Being that I do not run everyday I thought it would be best to start out slowly and work my way in. I have six months until I run my half marathon in June which gives me plenty of time to focus on getting in shape and beating my time from last year!

Happy running!

Monday, January 9, 2012

In the Beginning

Monday Jan 9 marks the first day of my journey to the 1/2 marathon in June. I have been wanting to get in shape and live a healthier lifestyle for quite sometime even though most days that goal seemed almost unreachable.

In 2011, I completed my first 1/2 marathon with my sister and felt like I was going to die when it was over. However, I felt great as I have never achieved such a goal in my life. This year my sister is deployed in Afghanistan so in a way I feel as if I am doing this for her as well as for me. I did not train at all for the last "run" (as I walked most of the way) I did and it took me about four and a half hours to complete. This year I am starting out six months in advance by eating right, working out with my husband, and following a marathon runner's training schedule.

Wish me luck!