I'll get back to my vacation overview on Wednesday :) Today, I'm going to start a new Monday "thing." Bare with me...
I used to be an athlete. I was a swimmer and then a runner. I swam my entire life, through high school and college. I even swam when I coached post-college. When swimming got old, I started running. Let's be honest - I started running because I liked to eat (and drink), and swimming twice a week just wasn't cutting it.
Running started as a chore and quickly became a habit, a happy place, and an escape from technology. I ran three half-marathons and two marathons, and I was in the best shape of my life. And then life got crazy, things got hectic, I moved, and all of a sudden,I woke up yesterday (errr, a few months ago) and I was incredibly out of shape! What is going on?! I don't know, but I don't like it.
Over the next few months, I am going to document my journey back to being a fit me. I wrote about the 10 mile race I did a few weeks ago and that was the first of many steps in recognizing this needed change. I have three races scheduled for this summer. Two small ones and one big one. I am going to document my weekly training on here and share with you my highs and my lows. Get pumped- it might not be exciting- but it will be real.
Week 1 of Training: June 22-28
I felt like poop. I had just come back from three weeks of vacation, I had a bad cold and my allergies were out of control, but I got some workouts in!
Monday: 4 mile run (I think I stopped every mile to walk )
Tuesday: 5 mile walk home from work
Wednesday: 3 mile run (weirdly, I felt good) + volleyball game
Thursday: 2.5 mile slow run
Saturday: 6 miles! (my longest run in weeks - it was not pretty and I wish I would had brought tissues - hello allergies - but I did it!!)
Sunday - Off
Total : 15.5 miles
It's not amazing, but it's a decent start. This week I've added to it and I've got a plan, so hopefully I can keep moving forward and feeling better. Here is a picture from my run on Sunday. The weather was gorgeous and that definitely helped to motivate me!
Next up, healthier eating. Yikes. This, I struggle with. A lot.