Thursday, March 10, 2011

Crazy McCrazy

At least this is what Amy called me after I told her I am training for a 1/2 marathon that is now 7 weeks away!  I have to admit that she is probably right.  I wasn't going to blog about this undertaking until I was sure that I could complete it, but it is all about the journey, right? 

Here are the details...It is the Park to Park  Half Marathon in Waynesboro, VA on April 30th.  Click here to view the official website.  I'm not sure what possessed me to train for a 13.1 mile run when I have never even attempted a 5k race, have shin splints and compartment syndrome and basically get injured whenever I start training intensely.  However, when I was looking for local events to take Hailey to I stumbled upon this site and then with a little searching I found three different 8-week training guides. 

So, here I am now, about to complete my first week of training!  I can not promise that my shins will hold out for another seven weeks, but I am praying that they will.  I am mentally prepared to do this and I'm already motivated by successfully completing and checking off each day of training this week! For the last two and a half months I have been to the gym six days a week working hard to gain muscle and endurance.  However, this new goal has me even more motivated than before!

Amy and I are planning on running a 10k in July, so if all else fails I will at least be able to run this shorter race....which will be no small feat in itself!  Fingers crossed there will be no injuries and I will be well on my way to 13.1 miles in a few short weeks! Pray for me:)

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