Today started my 20 week marathon training. My first day was a 40 minute training run. Not a good run but I did it. I had to do it on a treadmill at work. Unforunately I was having some back issues. My back kept tightening up. I did a crazy kettlebell workout last Thursday, and I am still feeling the aftermath. I had to stop twice to stretch. Also, since I was at work I was interrupted once to help fix a television on a treadmill. (I always feel that you are at the gym to workout. The television is a extra perk. If the TV does not work so what. I am not there to watch television.) I finished the forty minutes and thus beginning my twenty week training. I choose the 20 week training because of a couple more micro-cycles and rest weeks. I just liked the progression a little more. Not too much of a drastic climb. It is nerve-racking and exciting to be running for a marathon.
I had a wonderful Christmas. I got to see a lot of friends and family. I got some great running stuff. I got Brooks running shoes, winter running pants, Under Armour cold weather running shirt, and tank top. I also got some other great clothes and books. I hate to see the holiday come to an end and be back at work. I am very ready for a new year.
Here is to a new year, new beginnings, and new runs.
I am back running. I am currently doing all my running on a treadmill. The weather currently is a little too cold for me. Plus, the times I am available to run are in the early morning or late evening in the dark. I am not comfortable running in the dark and add the single digit windchills, I am just fine running inside.
I just got back from a trip to NYC. I was able to do some crosstraining on an elliptical and a stairclimber while I was visiting. I was glad to be able to keep moving while I was visiting the best city in the world.
Life is a little tough right now. I am not enjoying my job and Christmas is not really in my heart this year. I need to finish my shopping. I can't believe 2010 is almost over.
I am excited to say I just got a new pair of running shoes. The last year or two I have been running in Under Armour shoes. Under Armour shoes were not available in my size so I switched back to Brooks. I am excited to be wearing the Brooks Illusions once again. I went to a running store to get fitted so I am very excited to get to wear the new shoes.
I have not run since the Turkey Trot. It is a combination of laziness and letting my leg heal. My knee does not hurt anymore. If actually feels good. I have been doing a lot of cross training. I have tried to focus on low impact exercise. This past week has been good because I think I needed a break from workouts. I needed to refocus.
An artic blast has hit the US. I went for a walk on Saturday. Thank goodness because the wind and cold are not my idea of good running weather. I will hopeful get a thirty minute run in tomorrow on the treadmill.
This weekend I head to New York City. Very excited to see a great fun, and the sights of the city. I don't know how much I will get to workout or run but that is fine. This trip is about having a good time with friends.