I did it, this week I decided to stop just thinking about a marathon and I started training for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon in November. Hoping Hal’s 18 week plan is the right one. I have a few extra weeks and I’m thankful for that. I’ve been running every other day and the plan has me running back to back days. I’ve done it, that’s how the plan was when I did the mini, but getting back into that is hard. I knew it would be. The 1st week’s long run goes straight to 6 weeks, but I’m going to take the extra weeks to work up to that. So, this weekend will be 3 or 4 miles.
On top of the marathon decision I registered for runDisney’s Glass Slipper Challenge, 10k with the Princess Half Marathon the next day. I get to do this with a good friend and I’m really excited. We are both in similar places with our running. I’ve been an on and off runner for years. I started with 5k races about 10 years ago. Stopped and started again due to foot surgery, a baby, and honestly laziness. Then, did a couple of 1/2 marathons in 2011. Surgery and laziness struck again, but I’m back at it and I’m determined to not let the laziness get me again.
I’m excited, but nervous about my goals. I know I can achieve them, but I know it will take hard work, determination, and some pain. Follow me, and check back as I blog about training, races, and life.