I started back to running August 16, right after the girls first cross country practice. I watched them out there and just could not resist joining in. I have logged between 6-9 miles a week since then.
I am not fast, my quickest mile in all of that was 13:37, but I am plugging away at about 15;35 on average.
Running is amazing. It is not easy, but it gets easier somewhere late in the first mile.
I have run 5k with Caitlyn several times, as she has joined me on Sunday mornings to do a good run before church several times. And then she joined me to do a 5k a few weeks ago.
This Saturday, we have our second 5k–a Turkey Trot.
But I’ve decided to take it a step further…I would like to run a half marathon, 13.1 miles. And I have someone with experience who is willing to help me figure out how to get there.
One of the moms from cross country has run several half marathons and a couple marathons…and she is willing to lend me her expertise.
Step one: get stronger and lose some more weight over the winter since Michigan isn’t that conducive to much running at that time. My personal plan is to run on the treadmill 3 times a week and do strength work 3 times a week.
Step two: get out there and start running longer stretches when spring finally arrives.
Step three: sign up for, and run a half marathon in October.
That plan ought to get me stronger and thinner in no time, right? It would be awfully nice to finally lose the rest of my baby weight–you know, since the baby is 6 years old and can read, add, and subtract…Survive til you Thrive!