Hello Bloggy World!
Yes, I have been absent for a while. Honestly, I have been swamped at work and have not wanted to turn on my computer once I get home. Too many evenings of doing school work have left me hating my laptop. And honestly, this blog is about the making of a runner. One who has not really been running with any sort of regularity.
It was a good time for me to reflect on my running though. Thanks to everyone who offered wonderful words of wisdom and encouragement to my pondering of tackling a marathon. After reading some lovely race recaps of the San Diego Marathon (Katye, The Dawn, Laura) I got really pumped up by the idea.
But first, I need to refocus. Honestly, since running the Broad Street Run, my training has been extremely lax. As in to non existent aside from a race or two. That will not help me with the Rock n Roll Half in Philly (which I think I talked Kristen in to---yay!!), the Baltimore Half or the Army Ten Miler.
My goal: Get Faster. I will never win a race, my age group, or anything like that, but I want to be better. Be Faster. I mean, as slow as I run, getting faster should not be too difficult a task, right? I mean, the few times I was able to run, my interval training on the treadmill (which I used to dread) was not bad at all. Twenty minutes of intervals, one fast (ish) mile and I felt great. It’s a sign of progress, so I am starting a training program well ahead of some other people’s starting points.
I was traveling for work this week and had some errands to run, so tonight, I am committing fully to developing and sticking with a training program. I should probably consult with a running coach (hello, any offers out there??) or online and develop a plan and go for it. I am a runner, regardless of my pace, but I want to be a faster runner!
Probably the largest obstacle I will have to overcome is my brain. Seriously, running is totally mental. I know what my body is capable of doing—my head just needs to be able to make it through as well.
So here is to recommitting myself to something I LOVE. Keeping checking back for regular updates. If you are on the daily mile, add me (Erin G), and keep me in check on there.
Hope you all have a great weekend! I will start posting with some regularity from now on!