Well today started it.
I have committed to this plan.
I will stick to this plan.
This plan scares the be-jeezus outta me.
Written in inviting and colorful pens to help me through this process.
Tonight was my first attempt at tempo runs. Since I am slow they were at 9:45 min/mile and because my school gym is packed with people when I went today I only got 2 mile reps in. BUT it was a good start. Then I swam with MF and watched House...
I would have done more but my feet are still killing me from overexertion last week (? no idea how THAT happened) and after near-breaking my ankle a few times on the rough trails of Frogtown the outside of my left ankle/leg is a little unhappy.
My super-cool-Asian friend bought me these capsicum patches? No idea if they work. I put them on but so far...no good.
I'll just have to wait and see. Tomorrow I have an easy 3-4 mile run planned. Probably going to either run flat and run around our turf fields or inside. I want to baby my foot/leg before I jump into ridiculous hill stuff.
I'm still nervous thinking about this in the long term but I think week-by-week views will be less intimidating.
I want to do this. I want to run this half, and I want to do it well. I want to do it right. I know I can, I just needed a kick in the ass (IE my colorful schedule) to get me going.
Overall: good Day 1.Tomorrow is a new day, see you then!