Monday, October 4, 2010

Day 1

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 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!


  1. That's so great that you are chronicling your journey. I think it will inspire me also;-) What half are you doing? I'm not doing one until the spring, b/c I am older and fatter and need more time to train and build distance (like 5 months!). BTW, I friended you on twitter;-)

  2. Thanksgiving Day half by the Atlanta track club! I'm so excited. Not a ton of training time but I think I can do it. Thanks for commenting and following! I appreciate the support a lot.