Something’s been on my ‘bucket list’ for years. Running a marathon before my 40th birthday. Time is running out and the race is finally on the calendar for October 9th, 2011, just 5 days short of the due date. I’m finishing up my third week of a 20 week training program and am eyeing the daunting task ahead of me. My 7 mile run last Saturday was the longest distance I’ve covered in years, and there’s a half-marathon in my near future.
I will say I’m glad that I started early enough to follow a training routine I found online for novice marathon runners. It schedules three runs midweek with a nice long run on Saturday after a rest on Friday. As well as the training, I’m gearing up the right way as well. New shoes today, which will probably be worn out and have to be replaced again before the race! New shirts. Replacing cotton tees with something more form fitting.
This is a personal goal, just like starting my own IT support company in Wichita was a few months back. While still a work in progress, I think my customers are starting to see the value. Even just three weeks in, I’m seeing the results of a strict exercise regimen. I’m holding at what I consider my ideal weight, which I finally dropped to at the beginning of the year. I’m also feeling my energy level increase, which seems counter-intuitive with the amount of excercise I’m doing. Seems like the more I excercise, the more I want to get out there and do some more.
I’ll make some notes here as I go about my progress. I’m dedicated and nothing but injury is going to stop me, though I’m doing everything I can to avoid that through good practices.
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