Yesterday I got talking to my sister Pokey. Her name isn't really Pokey, but I have called her that for as long as I can remember. She has been on her own body enlightenment journey (she wrote about it a waaay long time ago here) and has recently had the epiphany. She doesn't want to lose weight anymore. She wants to get active to feel active and healthy, and eat right to fuel her body, and if weight loss is a product of that, cool beans, but it is not by any means the goal. I love that! And I hope to get there someday with my body. It is a really healthy place to be mentally, and I am so so proud of her for getting there.
Anyhoo, I have a point. As part of this active lifestyle, she signed up for a half marathon just a month after mine, and in the process reminded me that my half is only 21 weeks away. Color me scared shitless.
So we started talking marathon training and all that jazz and how I can never freaking stick to C25k, and she suggested we do it together. Figuratively together, she lives on the other side of the world.
I loved this idea! My biggest downfall with the program (besides attempting it on a treadmill) was the lack of accountability. So I am doing things differently this time. I will be running outside, hopefully on my lunch break (still have to work out the logistics of that) and we will be chronicling our journey on here every Monday with a new series called "Marathon Mondays"! I get asked all the time how my half training is going, so this is an opportunity to update you weekly, now that we are getting down to the wire.
I am excited to start using C25K again, this time with an app to tell me when to walk and run (I will tell you which one when I decide) and to get back into regular running. I will run 3 days a week, then still have my long runs on Sundays, which will start to get progressively longer. I am trying not to freak out that I only have 21 weeks to go, and that if I follow C25K and B210K I will only be at a 10K distance in 18 weeks, leaving me 3 to figure out the other 7 miles. Yep, not freaking out about that at all...... PUKE.
Are you training for a race? Have you actually completed C25K? I feel like I can't be the only person to attempt it 17 times and fail at all of them....