Yes, I have a plan.

Yeah, so don’t mind my random train of thought in this post… 🙂

Hey, guess what? I’ve actually been running since I last posted–and it feels great! Okay, so running around a track at the gym (6 laps = 1 mile) isn’t the best, but I’ve been doing it. I’ve even managed to go to yoga a couple times. Score! And I’m waking up at 5:15-5:25 every morning to get some sort of exercise in. Crazy,  I know. I’m finding out, though, that I’m a morning person–at least Monday through Thursday. When Friday hits, I’m just dead tired from the week. My job is super high stress (as it always has been), which doesn’t help. I did change positions/responsibilities, which helps a little.

Anyway . . . Right now, I’m at this weird place where I’m loving running/exercising for fun. I know that my motivation will wane soon, however,  so I’ll be signing up for a 5k, which will take place in March. I’m helping my friend train for her first 5k (so exciting, by the way), so that is the perfect slump-buster for me. I’m also signing up for the Disneyland 10k on Tuesday (cross your fingers that I get in)And I’m hoping to run my first half marathon of the year in June. I’m taking my training slower this time around so I don’t get injured–I don’t need to recover from an injury as I’m working my way up to a marathon. I need to start half-marathon training soon if I’m going to be in really good shape by June 21. By half-marathon training, I mean working my way up to that distance agai n. . . because, remember, I’m back at square one. First stop is that 5k, and then I hope to run a few more races here and there in preparation for my half. 

I’m going to be using Jenny Hadfield’s half-marathon run-walk plan to reduce my chance of injury. We’ll see how it goes. Oh, and check out her site for more great training plans!

Well, I hope ya’ll have a great week. Happy running/yoga-ing/cycling/whatever! 🙂



Author: Whitney

Runner. Cook. Editor. Blogger. French Fry Connoiseur.

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