I absolutely love the start of a new year. To me, it symbolizes a restart, a refresh. A perfect opportunity to evaluate goals and life in general. Time to set intentions and make plans.
I am so excited about this upcoming year. I will be doing my first winter half marathon, my first full marathon, Curt and I are traveling to Europe a few weeks after my marathon, I am going to Halifax for work in September, my best friend is getting married. So many good things happening this year!!!
Along with all these fun things, I also want to work on reading more, continuing to give back to my community especially The Women’s Shelter, monthly date nights with Curt, cooking more, wasting less (food, especially) and being more intentional about my purchases.
I finished up week 6 of my training strong, still in the gym, still on the treadmill as it’s still really cold outside. I am getting into the treadmill flow and finding it easier to get my longer runs in.
Last week my target distance was 42, this week I am holding for another week at 42km and next week I will increase another 5km.
I am 7 weeks out from the Hypothermic Half which is almost a little more daunting than the full marathon at this point. In my training, I have not been doing short runs and one long run, like a lot of programs. Right now I am currently just working on getting my distance in throughout the week in a varied distances. I’ve been reading and been told, it’s not so much about being about to run X amount of miles in one run or running a certain amount of speed but consistently running and getting a lot of distance in, is what is important,
Last week (Week 6)
Wednesday – 7km
Thursday – 13km
Friday – 11km
Saturday – 6km
Sunday – 5km
On a super exciting note – my cousin, David, has decided to sign up for the marathon with me!!!!! He did his first full marathon last year and has been running for a long time. I am super excited to have someone to share this experience with. He saw one of my posts about my training and signed up. Even though he is in a different city and we won’t be training together, it will be fun to have someone to talk to about it, especially someone experienced.
Now that the holidays are over, it’s time to start working on the nutrition aspect of my training and continuing to increase my hydration. I don’t know about you but my body is screaming for a vegetable or two and the thought of eating cheese makes me want to run in the opposite direction, or waddle.
So here’s to a new week, a new year! Setting goals and accomplishing them.
Week 7 – Training Schedule
I decided to commit to my run distances for the upcoming week and schedule them in. I am going to use the visualizing technique to help me push through my challenges, especially mid run when I want to quit. I am also going to be booking my runs in as appointments and lock in the times for them. Now that the holidays are over and I am going to be back to a more normal work schedule, it’s time to start waking up early again and getting my runs out of the way for the day.
I am looking forward to this week and feeling bright eyed and bushy tailed.
Thanks for reading! I hope you had a great holiday season and are as excited for 2018 as I am.