Now this is where I get crazy...I'm thinking about pulling the full monty and begin training for a half marathon. Um...am I ready? The half I'm looking at is the Outer Banks Half Marathon in November.
November is a really long time away. Most of the training schedules I found online (um, the free ones...I'm not ready to dish out money for a training program unless it's with a real person) are for 9-12 weeks. I found a pretty simple one from here which is 12 weeks long. It's pretty do-able. After those 12 weeks, I want to upgrade to this plan from Runners World which is 9 weeks long. I think I need to do the double duty training since I'm a pretty low/slow beginner. I'm not nervous about not being able to do it (ok, maybe a little) as much as not following through. Obviously my biggest exercise issue becomes follow through/motivation. I still haven't met too many friends here in Raleigh, especially ones who are new/slow runners, and I'm not sure how to find a running buddy. I don't want to dish out money for a trainer. How do you maintain your motivation?!
I have been using Lose It on my iPhone and online to track my calories and weight again. I fell off the wagon just a tad bit last night with some left over Thin Mints, so I didn't weigh myself this morning (and I never do it Monday after I indulge over the weekends). It's nice keeping track of what I put in again. I'll weigh in tomorrow and hope to see something good. D is off touring the east coast without me this week, so it's a lot easier to focus on eating better and drinking less. I'm worried about getting off track when he comes back (it's so hard to track calories when you eat out). I'm looking forward to no school in the summer and focusing on my fit-nessss, but I have to look good in this swimsuit before summer officially hits!
[Simple and classic. Digging all of Antropologie's swimsuits this season! Check out the fab one pieces too!