First Official Training Run

The marathon is exactly 18 weeks from today! Most of the time I’m a mix of excited and sheer disbelief that I’m actually doing it. On occasion I have a moment of complete panic that I just won’t be able to do it. But I am.

The first run calls for 3 miles. It was kind of misting and lightly raining. I was tired. And I wasn’t really looking forward to it.

Apparently it’s one of those things that once you get started, it isn’t so bad. And by the time you’re done, you’re surprised it over and could keep going. Twenty four minutes after starting I felt a lot better.

I’d done some weights at the gym in the morning and left stuff there. So after the run, I went back to the gym for a yoga class. Great decision. My muscles felt more relaxed and less stiff. And I, in turn, felt more relaxed.

Then I went to Staten Island to see my brother’s future mother in law and to pick up my bridesmaids dress for his wedding. I’d overestimated my size. Luckily his fiancĂ© didn’t believe me and ordered it several sizes smaller. It fits well but no pictures until the wedding!

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Ready. Set. Run.

Welcome back to the blog! (Ok, I’m really welcoming myself back.) Its been well over a year since I’ve blogged. I’ve eaten healthy. I’ve cooked some new things. I’ve gotten lazy and made a lot of salads rather than cooking. I’ve found ways to eat healthy without cooking. And of course, I’ve made a ton of pumpkin chocolate chip muffins.

Its time for the blog to come back. This time with a little less of a focus on cooking (because, lets be honest, I spent most of this blog baking and not cooking) and a little more focus on health in general. Because:

I’m running the Boston Marathon!

Yup. I’ve got lots of future posts to tell you about why I want to do it, how I’m planning to train, and how my training is going. I’m sure I’ll slip in a few posts with training tips, healthy eating tips, and some interesting things that I end up making myself.

Today I officially signed up. Tomorrow is 18 weeks until race day. Which means tomorrow officially starts my training. I’m running with Newton Wellesley Hospital’s charity team. (Which means in January I’ll start fundraising.)

So far I’ve done 4 unofficial runs. I did 4 miles on Monday. 3.5 miles Wednesday, 3 miles Thursday, and 6.5 on Saturday. I did some other cardio on some of those days and some cardio today for cross training.

Tomorrow I officially start my training plan with a 3 mile run. Wish me luck!

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