Happy Friday! We’re halfway through the year… what?! And I’m going to ask that annoying question that you may have been avoiding… how are you doing meeting your personal healthy and fitness goals so far?
I did some reflecting on my FF post from last June – and it started about the same way as this one, and too my surprise the rest of it was going to follow suit. I was just about to get ready to gear up for a half marathon. And ironically, B and I just signed up for a half in a little less than 2-months – just spur of the moment decision on a Friday night.
The half we ran in September was really rough for me, but yet here we are again, giving it another shot. So I’d be a fool if I said this half was going to be a walk in the park, I’ve run enough races to know that all the training in the world isn’t going to help you kill a race, but also no training doesn’t help you either! So my plan of attack for this half is simple:
- Continue my cross training classes
- Get in at least one 3-4 mile run each week until the race
- Go on 3-longer runs (6, 8, 10-miles)
- Don’t stress about it
I’m not out to beat any PRs, I just like the mental challenge as much as the physical challenge… and that feeling once you’ve accomplished both of those things after crossing the finish line is true euphoria. Signing up for these longer races has always kept B and I motivated and running – it was the one thing that first things that connected us and that we’ve always enjoyed doing together!