Well, dear friends, I have a confession to make. I have been nothing, if not lazy and apathetic, the past few months or so. My doctor said I have a little S.A.D ., and I think she's right, because I started coming out of my little blah blah blah moods slowly over the past week, with the return of the sunshine, blue skies, and warmer temperatures. Of course, a 5-week long case of acute sinusitis and eustachian tube dysfunction certainly didn't help, but enough with trying to find an excuse to justify my laziness ...
I find myself once again yearning for clean healthy foods (especially fruits and vegetables), and can't think about anything but getting a good sweat on. Several friends ran their first half-marathons this past weekend, and reading about their excitement and accomplishments have really lit my running fire. I'm 130 days away from the Chicago Rock n Roll Half-Marathon (my 2nd half-marathon), and I'm daring myself to improve my time by at least 25%! Sounds crazy, but I'm gonna push myself and really give my training a serious effort!
I'm very proud to say my 13-year old son has decided to run the half-marathon with me - he became a triathlete at 11-years old, and while he's more of a book and video game kind of kid, he keeps active playing tennis and indoor rock climbing. Tackling a half-marathon at 13-years old is HUGE in my opinion ... when I was 13, running a half-marathon wasn't even a fleeting thought in my mind. All I cared about was boys, boys, boys LOL
I purchased a Nike+ for my son to keep him motivated (what kid doesn't like cool gadgets?), and he also signed up for a profile at DailyMile.com (feel free to add him and me as DailyMile friends!). We're easing our way into scheduled workouts at the gym this week, and officially kick off our half-marathon training on April 1st (no foolin'!)
I also purchased a bodybugg for myself, and have been easing myself back into tracking my nutrition - each and every bite - and pushing myself to meet my calorie burn every day. It's been about a solid week of bodybugg-ing, and I've lost 4.4 lbs, so I must be doing something right, eh?
I hope everyone has been doing well, I can't wait to catch up on all your blogs!
"The beautiful spring came; and when Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also." Harriet Ann Jacobs