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!
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.