This is my very first blog post ever! I feel a bit like Doogie Howser, sitting here typing out my thoughts....
Anyway, the goal of all this is for me to keep track of my journey to running my first 1/2 marathon. In June 2009 I'll be participating in the Rock and Roll Seattle (1/2) Marathon. I am in such crap shape now though, it won't be an easy goal to attain. I had my third baby only 5 months ago and have not had a regular exercise routine in several years. Like, since before I had kids at all! I honestly don't know what prompted me to make the decision to run. My friends and family all think I'm crazy, but are also very supportive. Just two days after I mentioned it, my husband (Jake) went out and bought me a brand new treadmill! That solves my problem of figuring out how to keep running thru the winter. Winter in Seattle = not outdoor friendly!
So, week 1 of my training started this past Sunday. On Sunday I went 0.7 miles in 20 minutes. On Tuesday I went 1.0 miles in 23 minutes. Today I went 1.0 miles in 18 minutes, 45 seconds! Already I'm doing better! This gives me hope.
Anyway, I don't expect anyone other than me to read this blog, it is totally for my own benefit. I just needed a place to write down my thoughts and goals, and keep track of my times, etc. Maybe I should keep track of my weight too?
Time - 0:18:45
Distance - 1.002 miles
Weight - 173.2 lbs.