I make questionable choices. I’ve written about how busy I am and how much I need to focus on time management, yet–I signed up for a half marathon this past week. Ha. Oops. Well, in any case, it’s something I want to do, and have wanted to do for a while! Eventually, I’d like to have a marathon, a duathlon, and a triathlon under my belt as well. So, this seems a great place to start!
Today marks about 6 weeks until the half, so I don’t have very long to train. My first hurdle? I hate running. HATE IT. I get bored, my feet hurt, I have a history of getting smacked in the face by my own body parts (you know who you are). It’s hard on the body and hard on the mind, and not particularly fun in return. I imagine that’s part of the reason I want to run in the first place. I like that idea of myself, you know? That person who does something that she hates because it makes her stronger.
Marathon motivation is tough. So, here we are. Day one was technically a rest day, and one I took because I came into this week super sore from last week. I got in late Sunday from a tennis tournament and was exhausted, so I brought leftovers for breakfast–not too bad, all things considered. I can certainly do a lot worse than tostones with beans and pico (and HAVE). Filled me up and not too much, but now I need to try to plan for the rest of the week. I broke down and bought a slice of pizza from Whole Foods for lunch so I definitely need to plan better. While I’m training for the half, I’m trying to eat cleaner, attempting to eat 85% clean. So my 15% is already more than gone for the week. Ah, well.
I’m hyped though! The half is a great way to keep my food on track, and I’m doing it with the bf so I think it’ll be mostly fun. Most things are pretty fun when you do them with someone you enjoy being with, it turns out. We’re excited; just have to keep that feeling going!
Day 2 was rough. It involved intervals with pretty high intensity running (for me), and I worked out with Cize (™, lol) on top of it. Since I hate running, I’m also not that good at it…but I did my best! (If you’re wondering, I’m using this plan with some modifications.) The bf (who is a MUCH better runner) would run ahead during sprints…but at least he always came back. Haha.
Today’s a good day, though! Class is starting and things are on track. I’m catching up on the blog (HI!). And today is an easier day, run-wise, with just 30 minutes on the plan of running/walking/XT–WHATEVER I WANT. Sigh. What a time to be alive. Is napping cross-training?
I have an event for work that I’m semi-facilitating, then job number two in the afternoon. Fingers crossed that I’ll have time for an actual nap…I’d rather that than eat, ha. My workout will be late today, probably. Better late than never, you set your priorities, and all that, right?
It’ll all be worth it, in the end.
What are your goals? <3