I just like to say "OKC Marathon Training run"....or to say, "I'm training for a marathon". Yep, that's right, I'm kind of a big deal. Yep, I AM tooting my own horn. :o)
After a bit of research and consideration I have chosen to go with Hal Higdon's Novice 1 Marathon Training Schedule. I am starting out about 4 weeks behind schedule but I don't think it will be a problem, I am jumping in at week 5 out of 18. The plan is not overwhelming or daunting, this week is 3/5/3/10. I will be participating in a local 10 Mile run (for $10) this Saturday! Can you say perfect timing!? I feel so confident that I can do this!!!
My run today was good. It was 60 degrees (WHAT? In January!) AND it was dry (WHAT? In January!). I had a busy morning, phone call from The Hubs (YAY!), lunch with an AMAZING friend who I have missed dearly (thanks Carrie, I am the one who should be thanking you. Your wisdom and strength amaze me), Dr. apt for my weekly blood test (UGH! Hopefully this was the last week?), then home. Once I got home I thought about not running, terrible way to start a marathon training. So I got dressed and was putting on my shoes when I got a text from who else but Mel-Tall Mom on the Run! I love this Tall Mom! I am going to have to hit her up for a lunch run date soon! I think this will be just what I need to keep my training fun.
Back to my run. I did three miles and it felt really good.
Mile 1 8:49
Mile 2 9:02
mile 3 9:30
I am happy with the times! We will see if I can hold the pace tomorrow in my 5 mile run.
Today I am grateful for:
Friends who aren't afraid to be honest and lend a listening ear.
That my Little Buddy is feeling better and does not have mono! Thank goodness!
My roommate. Without AN the RB here I would be beside myself with anxiety and boredom, thanks roomie! So glad you are here with me during this deployment.
My sister! Even though I keep missing your phone call it means a lot to me! (Man, I feel sappy tonight...).