So this is my first blog post EVER. I have friends that have blogs and I enjoy reading them. I never thought that it was something I could do myself just because I didn't think I had anything to say that someone else would want to read. I'm not funny. My friends…they're funny. The way they twist words and phrases is enviable. But then I started thinking about it again and I'm about to start a journey. I've signed up to run the Philadelphia Marathon in November. It will be my first marathon. I've run two half marathons and the Broad Street Run which is 10 miles. There have been some 5k's here and there but this will be my biggest undertaking. So I'm trying to get started.
The problem is, as with everyone, I'm already really busy. I work 45+ hours a week, plus I have to try to get to the gym three times a week, plus I'll be adding a tough running schedule to the mix and I really want to do Yoga at least once a week to keep everything balanced. And that's not including the different functions, meetings, and events that I'm committed to. I know that women with kids, husbands, jobs, school, etc. are making things work and accomplishing it all. I want to know "How"?!<--- for some reason I don't remember if this is the proper way to do that…sad.
First things first. I have to set a routine. So this week I'm trying to establish a routine that I feel I can follow. So far, I've been to the gym twice and it's only Tuesday…Yay! But the gym is tricky too because not only do I have to run to build endurance, but I also have to strength train and I know next to nothing about all of these things. There's a lot to figure out. That's why I thought a blog might be a good way to not only keep myself on track, but also to help someone else or at the very least to give all the pros a good laugh at my attempts.
Next step in the process is going to be finding a running plan I can use and keep up with. Well, let's be honest, the problem is going to be actually going out and running. I've said for a long time that I was going to do that and with my other races, I just went with the flow so to speak. Also known as I really didn't train and I just did the races. I did okay considering but this time I want to do better than okay so I really, really, really have to commit. And that's all I have right now. I think I'll try to update each week on my progress. As mentioned before, I'm pretty busy.
Until next time...