I have always toyed with the idea of running a marathon. It seems so alluring to me for some reason. I mean 26.2 miles?? Seriously?? People who complete marathons are two things: dedicated and disciplined. I decided that one major goals of this year would be to complete a full marathon. Since that decision, I have been preparing for the official training program with work outs like; jogging, running, hiking, trail running, lifting, and hot yoga.
It has been 6 months since I started working out and I have never felt better or more full of energy. I have a big baby boy to take care of and he has bounds of energy. I have been able to enjoy every minute because I feel fit and strong. This week I got an email in my inbox and the subject line read OFFICIAL MARATHON TRAINING PLAN.
That means I have officially started my first week of the 18 week plan. I am so excited that it has finally OFFICIALLY begun! I am so happy that I have been committed to working out the past 6 months because I feel like it is a good start for these next crucial 18 weeks of training. This is what the rest of June looks like for my training...
On the days that I will cross train I will do classes at Gold's Gym and also trail run (I love trail running on the farm). Easy runs are runs that I can do while holding a conversation with someone else. The hard run's are set aside for hills and uneven terrain. The first couple weeks don't seem to scary right? Fingers crossed I can pull this off! Wish me luck : )
The most amazing part of all this is that our team is raising money for families with out water in Africa. My family and friends have so far raised enough money for 3 people to drink clean water for the rest of their lives. They have also given enough to provide 35 people clean water for one year. I am so grateful that I get to be apart of this wonderful effort to help people in such great need. I hope we will be able to touch many lives.
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