Happy Friday everyone!
I’m still working on getting to my goal weight by April (Cruise week!) so, with each blog I’m going to post a CW (current weight) & always list my GW (goal weight) .. just for record keeping purposes. 🙂
Half marathon training doesn’t start for another month & a half, but that doesn’t mean that I get to slack until then. Right now, I’m working on increasing my mileage by a quarter of a mile each week. Generally, I run the same mileage for a few days, then I’ll see how I feel by upping it a little. Today was the first day I got to run outside in over a week & boy did it feel amazing! The Montour Trail in Robinson is always my go-to place.. but I did switch it up a little. I parked farther down the trail & ran a different direction. I loved the new scenery! For the first 2 miles, I ran against the wind, so I had some trouble.. but overall, I did well. I started out the run wearing a light jacket, an ear warmer & gloves. By the time 3.75 miles was over, I was only wearing a short sleeved shirt, & I had gotten rid of my gloves & ear warmer! I’m still finding out how to dress on certain days. It was around 38 degrees when I started the run, but as time went on, I bet the temperature rose a good 5 degrees & the sun came out.
Running outside made me feel grateful. During the week, if I’m unable to find anyone to run with after work, I have to resort to the treadmill. While I didn’t mind it before, I’m going to hate it now! You can’t beat running outside in the fresh air with the beautiful scenery!
I can’t believe I’m almost up to 4 miles. Every time I run, I realize I truly am capable of running a half marathon! It’s all mind over matter, & I decided on a motto for my half marathon training…
“Suffer now & live forever as a champion.” 🙂