I can’t believe how long it has been since I have written on here. I’ve missed it and I’ve missed you.
Sorry that I have been MIA, I mean, maybe you haven’t even noticed. Moving sure does take a lot out of girl. Longer commutes in the morning because the kids are still in the old school district, so I drive them all the way to school and then drive myself to work. Making a triangle every day instead of a straight line. Then I go back and get them before I head home for the evening.
This means when my husband wakes up in the morning, I have been having to hop in the shower right after he hops out. Which wasn’t the case before. My whole routine has been thrown off.
Well tomorrow, May 1st, that changes. I am training for the Detroit Free Press Half Marathon and I am really, really excited about it. I was supposed to start training last Monday. Well then, my husband Paul went and broke his leg, plus Noah got his tonsils out on Wednesday. Needless to say, my priorities were in taking care of them, not starting my training.
However, yesterday morning I woke up, looked at my husband and said “You OK if I go for a run?” He encouraged me to. I took my time getting all my things together, making sure that I was prepared. After all this would be my first run outside in YEARS. My training for yesterday was to go out for 30 minutes. Run 2 minutes, walk 1. Well….I ran 2.5 miles and walked .5. My first time out in years and I completed a 5K without batting an eyelash. I did it in under 35 minutes, with a pace of less than 12 mins a mile. At my best I did a 5K right around 30 minutes and have just under a 10 minute mile. I guess that means that I am doing pretty OK.
It was the first 5K that I have ever done as a non-smoker. Chances are really good that had a lot to do with the zero struggle! It was also the first time running any kind of a distance in my new running shoes. My feet didn’t hurt at all. We will see if they can keep up as the distance increases.
The point of all this is that the next 24 weeks are full of training for me. Getting back to waking up early to go to the gym or head outside for some miles before the hubs has to leave for work. Which should then naturally mean that I end up on here more often.
For those who wonder or care, some how through this whole thing I have been able to maintain my weight at 160lbs, I am not sure how. So, I am still down 10 for the year and look forward to crushing through the next few pounds quickly as this training gets underway.
OH…also in case you wondered…Jess and I have been working on something amazing together that we look forward to sharing with you soon! We are doing great too! I get asked all the time if we are good, so I just want to put that out there.
I hope that today, which is Sunday here in Michigan, treats you all well!