Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Training: Week 1

So yesterday Rusty and I (really just "I" but he agreed...) decided its time for us to get back to our pre-baby weights. We started a new exercise plan yesterday - we are training for a half marathon. (And yes, I said so WE can get back to OUR pre-baby weights...)

I had an old magazine sitting around that talked about training for a half marathon in just 8 weeks. Now I'll say up front that is a little too ambitious for me. I'm still working on just getting around normally again, since the c-section. It's going to be a slower ride for me, that's for sure. We've come up with a 16 week plan... starts off nice and slow, which will hopefully be the start we (I) need.

I read through the training plan yesterday, which is broken out day by day for 8 weeks, starting with a Monday. I was very excited to see that Monday was a "rest" day. Woo hoo! Day 1 down, but does it really count?? Rusty and I both agreed to our modified (aka less intense) training plan... and we both successfully started today! It'll be exciting to see how we do, how far we make it, etc. I'd love to be writing in 16ish weeks to say that Rusty and both successfully completely our training and RAN a half marathon. How cool would that be?!

I have two short term goals to get through this week. They are:
1.) To complete today's exercise. **NOTE** I did! That was the first time I've ran in over 10 months... note to self - wear at least one extra sports bra.
2.) Do Day 3's exercise no matter how bad I want to die from being ridiculously sore after Tuesday's run...
I think if I can get these 2 done, I'll be able to make it through the rest of the week. Assuming I make it through all the exercises on Sunday, I'm going to treat myself to ice cream.

I'll be sure to keep you posted on our progress... I'm sure we could use your support and motivation to keep up our efforts and good work!