According to its website, there are 74 days until the Monumental Half Marathon in November. I'll trust them as I don't feel like counting the days myself or adding one of those counters here (just yet anyway).
My sister and I have decided to participate this year. Although I've never lived in Indiana and have no particular affinity for the state (no offense to anyone), it was one of the best races I ever ran. Compared to my other half where I feared death by pothole, the course is amazing. And, after seeing a picture of myself and my sister looking a lot healthier and happier from the time I ran it, I decided this might me a good way for us to find our mojo and help me on my Journey Back.
According to my favorite training schedule (Hal Higdon), there may be some run/walking, but I'm ok with that. I've been walking for the past couple of weeks to get my body used to the time and distance for training. Although I love the Couch to 5K, around week 3 or 4, I typically skip way ahead. We are all different, but I think that is because of the running I've done in the past. So, right now I'm conditioning to condition and will start introducing running next week.
Note to self, however, I think I better get up earlier. During this break from work, I've been getting up a little later, but 9:30am in Texas is HOT.
As many successful leaders will tell you, you have to have an idea of where you are going to get there. So, I've bought a big posterboard that I plan to put not only my fitness goals, but my professional and "dream goals". My hope is to design my days so I spend time each day on each of those goals.
I have a lot of things to shed from the past 3 years, but I know it only takes small steps to effect radical change. So far, today, my phone says I've taken 7,200. I'm using my phone because my Garmin is packed somewhere. One of the goals on my posterboard will be organizing and re-packing. As crazy as it may seem I've got boxes that I haven't looked into since I left New York ten years ago. They've just been moved from state to state with my jobs - MN, PA, NC, TX; me never taking the time to sift through and settle on what to keep.
Looking forward to training for the Monumental and making those other small steps. I'm also looking forward to hearing about other people's small steps and their victories.
Adventuresses in healthy living.