October 01, 2008

now i lay me down to sleep

I don't know why I am so sleepy today. Seriously. i just could not get out of bed this morning, and it was all I could do to not just nap when I got home (because i knew I wouldn't get up). I even skipped my workout today, because I couldn't get out of bed this morning :( I'm trying not to beat myself up about it, but since I am still quite the beginner, it is hard not to!!

I need to really fight this night owl thing!! I must start getting into bed before 10 each night, especially since I can't seem to stay asleep.

On the brighter side??

I ran my first 5K!!! Saturday was the Step Out to Fight Diabetes. I ran it in 30'22". Better than I expected. Originally, I wanted to be under 30 minutes, but that changed as I realized that this was my first run, and I should just enjoy finishing. However, something about the event, and the course, and other runners, and it all came together. I felt really relaxed, and the miles flew by. I didn't have to take any walk breaks, I wasn't getting winded, it was AWESOME!

We spent the rest of that day at RenFest, and I let myself just enjoy some treats I can only get there. It was a really lovely day.

Now, I am in training for the half marathon. I am reading Jeff Galloway's Half Marathon book. I am already learning tons. I am using my two regular runs to work on my endurance, increasing my times each week by 10% until I am at 60 minutes of continuous running (this will take about 9 weeks). I will also use these runs to work on technique. Then I do one long run each Sunday. These mostly increase up in distance, with some shorter runs to mix things up. These are where I have to work on my walk breaks. Since it is my first half marathon, I shouldn't plan to run the whole thing, and not have a time goal. I have to keep reminding myself of that. I am excited to build up my running. I am hoping this will help losing some fat in my trouble zones.

I am glad I started this before I enter the next decade. While I will be in better shape in my thirties than in my twenties, at least I can say that in my twenties, I was in the best shape of my life...if only for part of them!!!

(I also have to say, in non fitness news...I just finished cleaning my kitchen. I took things out of cupboards and wiped them down, and tossed things, and cleaned the cupboard doors. Serious cleaning...it feels good! Hopefully this will encourage my eating to match my fitness!!)

Posted by raven at October 1, 2008 10:21 PM
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