Last night I attended the kick off meeting for my half marathon training. There were hundreds of people (or at least it looked that way) wedged into the Fleet Feet on J Street to hear all about our upcoming training.
I signed up for this right after Christmas while my jeans were feeling a little more snug than they should and before I started my Yoga+Music365 challenge. Plus I’m turning 40 the weekend after the race and what a better way to usher in my new decade.
What the hell have I gotten myself into?
I’ve never done this kind of thing before, I don’t know anyone and they kept talking about “injury-free” training.
Why have I signed up for something with a warning label?
I’ll admit it. My training schedule scared me. In the next 8 weeks I’ll be going from walking one night a week to walking 7, 8, 10, and 12 miles AT A TIME!
There is some good news in all of this.
Instead of striving for a sexier group (read more advanced/competitive/cool), I signed up in the walking group. Believe me, this is a huge step in my yogic path.
Stay tuned for more adventures in training over the next couple of months.
Today’s yoga brought to you by the home practice in Sacramento. Damn dentist appointment.
Today’s music is Trouble in Mind by Hayes Carll.
Each Saturday I’ll share my thoughts on the music of the week in the MUSIC ROUNDUP!
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I really admire your dedication. I have run off and on for the last few years, but as soon as I finally get into a good rhythm and can actually run a couple miles, my life conspires against me and I slip back into old habits. I was just in one of those ruts all last semester and am now really trying to make good, permanent changes. By signing up for the training, you will have support and structure to keep you going for the long haul. And the human body is capable of amazing things, so soon you’ll be running and running and loving it! Keep us updated. :-)
@jenna thanks for your support! it means a lot. right now i’m in the walking training group with maybe a switch to a walk run. i’m starting off slow and steady so i can stay “injury free”. i agree that the training is going to help with consistency and support. i’ll definitely be keeping you up to date!
i would also like to walk, but maybe i’m not up for that far. will you be walking otherwise? i’d like to walk…some…
the walkers are the hard cores, believe me.
i’d love to join you for any of your walks without the big group if you want some company.
@cDg: let’s coordinate. i’d love some company!
wow. i’m impressed. you rock.
it’s either really impressive or really stupid. time will tell.
get ’em, tiger.
@v3 – i’m gettin’ em!