Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Half Crazy.

Yes, I decided to only be half crazy for my next race.  My Mom and I signed up for the OKC half marathon! WoooHooo  I am soooo pumped, and proud of my Momma {she is awesome}.  For the past 15 years she has woke up at the crack of dawn, and walked 2 miles.  I kept tell her she could run if she tried, and now she is!  She was the best cheerleader for me on my 3 marathons.  


I know she is going to do awesome.  :)  The thought of running 13.1 miles is pretty freeing.  The training for a full is quiet daunting, and time consuming.  No words can really describe how miles 19 - 26.2 feel...


...or the next day...or the next day...Another reason for me being only half crazy is for me to try for faster mile time. This is a little intimidating, because I am afraid of not reaching my goal time #dontwanttofail.  I am going to put my goal finish time out there and if I don't make it I will be sad, but at the end of the day I still ran 13.1 miles.  My goal time is 1:45...I do have a "stretch" goal {the crazy/out there goal},but will keep that time in my head.  :)  My training involves a lot of sprinting. Beware if you get on the treadmill next to me, because I will probably try to race you...I am a little overly competitive. 


I am also excited about not having to worry about eating a ton during the race {during my marathons I would eat 3-5 times}.  Also, during my past trainings I didn't feel like I was getting fitter, because all the carb loading I had to do {don't get me wrong I love carbs...just not the love handles that happen as a result}.  Having long runs of 7-11 miles will mean not a lot of carb loading! The race isn't until April 29th {2 months from TODAY} so I am just starting my training!  I am pretty pumped about it. I think it is always good to have fitness goals, but more importantly an action plan. Alright, well I am going to eat some more of my Arctic Zero Coffee Ice Cream...I feel like I can eat as much as I want, because an entire pint has 150 calories....whoa!



{leslie}

2 comments:

  1. You go girl! My next goal is to see how fast I can run a half too! {Whenever my dang ankles decide to heal} Good luck with everything!!

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  2. Thanks Jill! :) I like knowing if I die too soon I will only have a couple miles left! I hope your ankles feel better :( I bet you a re so frustrated!

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