Operation Skinny Jeans: Marathon Mondays- It's time

Monday, April 14, 2014

Marathon Mondays- It's time

If you stalk me on social medias, you saw that I got the email.

The "it's time to start training for that half marathon you registered for" email.

I am excited, and I was nervous before I saw the plan. The first 4 weeks look TOTALLY do-able and I am not freaking out anymore.

I have said this before, running is 100% mental. When I ran my first mile, I just kept pushing and pushing through the mental barriers. It was hard but I DID it. I know running this half is going to be the exact same way. The first mental hurdle was deciding to sign up. I decided to do it about 4 months before I actually registered. It took a lot to shell out that fee, knowing there was no turning back now.

The second hurdle has been training. Lets be honest, I have been dragging my feet with this whole training thing. I guess I was thinking that if I didn't face it it would go away? Clearly thats not happening, it's gonna come whether I am ready for it or not. Back when I signed up I opted for them to send me a training plan for beginners when I needed to train. I kinda forgot about it until I got the email this weekend. That was when reality set in for me. It is go time.

And now instead of feeling scared or intimidated, I feel READY. I am ready to stop holding myself back and to prove that I CAN do this! I CAN run a half marathon! I CAN feel good about my body in Vegas. I CAN do whatever I set my mind to! The sky is literally the limit!

I have been in a fog. I now can see. Lets be honest, I will probably be in a fog again at least 10 more times before I run this damn thing but all I can control is right now!

And so far I am kicking ASS on this training plan!


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Lets see how things are going with Pokey. 

This marks week 5 of C25K and I think I'm actually going to graduate this time!  This is the longest I have ever stuck at working out, especially running.  I haven't kept 100% to my days, but I haven't given up, which is a big deal.  

And I'm really enjoying the running, my feet hurt more when I walk (weird right?) and I think I've finally found a pace that suits me.  I'm not running much faster than I can walk, but I am really finding myself more aware of keeping a consistent pace and the workouts are getting that bit easier, because I'm not running out of steam too soon.

I'm going to actually register at the start of May (I've been in the process of moving, so didn't want the pack going to the wrong house).  That will make it official and fund raising will begin in earnest.  I'm surprised already at the number of people who genuinely believe this can happen, even if I'm not so sure.  But each day is a bit better.  :D

So over all a great running week for us! Tell us about yours! 




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7 comments :

  1. I am so thrilled for you! I know you will do a great job with your half :-)

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  2. Your going to do amazing on your 5k training. I have faith in you girl!

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  3. I don't nearly have the balls to sign up for a half marathon - you go girl! Last week, I was able to run 1/4 mile on the treadmill without stopping and was seriously surprised and proud. We all have a starting point right? :)

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  4. I don't have the balls to sign up for a half marathon - you go girl! Last week, I surprised myself by being able to run 1/4 mile without stopping on the treadmill (1/4 mile doesn't sound far, but it sure feels like it). We all have a starting point, right? :)

    P.S. I've been trying to comment on your posts for the last week they keep getting when I hit "Publish". Here's to my comment showing up!

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    1. Sorry! It's because they are moderated so I get an email and I have to approve them :D It's so I don't miss any of them and I can respond :D You should include an email in your comment or something so we can chat! I respond by email :D

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  5. I'm so excited to read about your training! You're going to do great.

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  6. You two are so awesome! Keep it up! But it sounds like you don't even need support, you have enough support in your mind, which is all that matters. You guys seriously motivate me!!!

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