It is now four days until I have to drive my boys back to Tampa to their father’s house. It seems like they just got here. Time passed too quickly. But I can not dwell on that. I will think about the memories that we made and will make in the remaining four days.
Also, so many other things to start thinking about. Next Tuesday is the first meeting for the half marathon training group that I will be a part of. That means I am back on a training plan, woohoo! I decided to go with Hal Higdon’s Intermediate Half Marathon Program. http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51132/Half-Marathon-Intermediate-Training-Program I haven’t used a training plan in over a year, so actually real excited to get started and see where my strengths and abilites lie.
This is me after my first half, November 2011, Pensacola Half Marathon, 2:14:50. I was so proud and overwhelmed with emotion. I just ran 13.1 miles, without stopping and did way better than I anticipated. Another reason I continued running. My thoughts were if I can do better than what I predicted on my first half, what can I possibly do on my second or any other race. I have continued to progress with every race.
This also has influenced my decision to make the leap to train for a marathon. I think I have narrowed it down to the Run With Donna 26.2 in Jacksonville, FL on February 17, 2013.
I want my first marathon to be memorable and exciting. Everyone I have talked to says that this would be a great one to do. Click on the picture above to find out more information.
Not only will my training start again, I have decided to get serious about my nutrition also. I am seriously considering Paleo and clean eating. Not sure if they are the same, must do more research. I let my eating habits slide quite a bit this summer but I am committed to get back on track.
I wish everyone a fab week!