My Latest Fitness Experiment: Running a Half-Marathon!
My apologies for the longer than planned blogging hiatus. Time ran away with me! But I’m back and here to tell you that something else is running: Me. Eek! As of last Monday, I am signed up to participate in the MORE/FITNESS Half-Marathon on April 15 .
Since retiring my high school cross country spikes, I’ve been a very inconsistent runner. I discovered that I preferred to do almost any other form of exercise more, so that’s exactly what I did ( cycling , DVDs , yoga , interval training classes, you name it). But I decided that it’s time to try to dip my toe back into the running world and give myself a new challenge. I have a sister and many co-workers who have successfully completed halfs, and with their encouragement and support, I thought it might be fun to give it a shot myself now!
I am going to listen to my body, however, as I’m currently in decent cardiovascular shape but not feeling at my strongest. So if things aren’t going well, I’m going to be honest with myself (and you!) and will plan to try a half again at another time.
My training officially begins early February, so in the next few weeks I’ll plan to share more about my race history and training plans. I’m thinking that my “Good for you moves” posts, for at least the next few months, will focus on my training, recovery and reflections on the process. I also hope to pass along the most helpful half-marathon resources and tips I stumble upon along the way. Sound OK? Anyone want to join me? :)