Next week wont come soon enough. I am taking the whole week off and I plan on working on my to do list tonight to see what sort of trouble I can get into.
First thing I would like to mention is it is official! I am going to be blogging once a week for The Budget Savvy Bride! I was introduced this week on her blog and I couldnt be more pumped! I have already written 5 posts in my draft folder since busy season is upon us.
Do you remember how I gave up French Fries for 2012 as my New Years Resolution? The year is almost up which means it is time for a new resolution and a plate of french fries. I know this post is probably premature in the new years talk, but I think I need to start shifting my focus and reevaluate some of my goals to accomplish what I want to accomplish in 2013 (if the world is still spinning).
Trust me, I know I have mentioned this before. In my running “career” I have had one goal in mind, train for a half marathon. My focus and drive was always 13.1 and smaller races in between. I craved that distance and it sometimes overwhelmed me (DNS RnR Chicago). Sometimes I was so pushed, I injured myself (stress fracture, damaged soft tissue). This time I think I need to start focusing on becoming a stronger runner for 13.1 via 3.1. I started my C25K program Tuesday and while I realized just how out of shape I am, I realized how good 2.1 miles felt. It was not my fastest 2.1 miles by any stretch of the imagination (14.23 minutes), but that is the reason I am doing C25k. I have taken too much time off and if I just ran 3 miles the way I used to, I would probably A)die B)get hurt.
So I am going to find a Jan 5k (as close to new years as possible) and run it. That will be my starting race for 2013 that I will use to build up my strength and PR the heck out of each 5k after that. Im not going to focus on 13.1, only 3.1. Then I will move up to the next distance and
hopefully eventually hit the marathon circut. I so so so badly want to run a marathon.