Monday, April 5, 2010

On the Run! Day 1

WOW! That title can mean so many things! I really have been on the run, which is why I haven't been able to post much lately.  The title though, is mostly referring to my new training program.  I am getting ready for a half marathon in June.  I will be participating in the one at Sundance on June 12th.  I am pretty excited about it.  However, I think I psyched myself out a little and had a really rough first day for my official training.  Of course, I planned on starting today, even though I have been running for a while.  This morning, I woke up to bitter cold and wind.  It was so nice and cozy where I was and the thought of going out to run in the weather just simply didn't appeal to me.  Yet, it was my first day and I needed to get off my keaster and not be afraid to begin my I layered my clothes on, loosened my shoe laces, covered my ears, put my buds in and got the music goin....once I was done warming up and stretching, I was warm enough to want to go outside to feel the cool air.  Cool isn't really the word for it, but I will try to make it sound a little desireable!  The start of my run and middle of my run wasn't so was when the wind shifted coming straight at me where I began to struggle with the running part.  I felt as though Michael Ohre was shoving me backwards not allowing me to even move forward a little bit.  I finally caved and walked quite a bit of the last third of my route.  I will attempt it again tomorrow morning. 
I hear that once you have worked out, you should have some kind of protein within 90 minutes to help your muscles heal faster and recover better.  So of course, since I seem to be motivated by food on a regular basis, I cooled down and went in after a good hearty breakfast.  I sauteed some veggies, which included onions, bell peppers, cauliflower, brocoli, and spinach in a spray of olive oil, added two eggs and a small amount of was delicious!  I also included some fresh strawberries on the side.  It was wonderful.  Took my vitamins and was off to get ready for the day. 
Well, I have about 8 weeks to be ready, let's see how I do, shall we?
Have a great day!

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