Friday, August 24, 2007

I Can't Believe I'm Doing This!

Yeah, I may be nuttier than squirrel poo (I've been dying to work in that line from the last Harry Potter book), but I've signed up to run a half-marathon in February '08. Don't let the logo picture fool you - there's a half-marathon that runs concurrently with the marathon. My exercise and weight loss efforts have really been paying off, and I'm just feeling inspired to really challenge myself. I know I won't be able to jog the entire 13.1 miles, but I can jog at least a 5K, so I'll work on building that mileage up even more and just powerwalk the rest. It's for a cause I'm really passionate about, too, and the timing is perfect, training-wise (it's a little under 6 months away, so I should be good and ready).

So I've started focusing my exercise routines on jogging again. And I've even told a few of my students and colleagues that I'm doing this, which helps to ramp up my commitment level, 'cause I don't want to go back on my word! But unfortunately, I haven't been able to continue my training this week - who knew teaching took such a toll on one's feet!!! My dogs hurt SO BAD!!! I've got blisters and everything from standing all day, so there went my step class. And forget jogging this week! My tootsies need some serious rest and recovery.....

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The Fats said...

Excellent! That's a great goal and is also attainable. That's something you can do while getting through the dreaded holidays. Good luck! You may have to add some carbs in to your training, at least that's what I've noticed with my jogs. G'day!

Breadless MrsB said...

Thanks for the encouragement! Yes, I hope this goal keeps me honest over the holidays, which is always such a minefield of temptation for me. By the way, I ADORE your blog! It's so sarcastic and funny, I chuckle over the fact that you always refer to yourselves as "Team Fat" and "The Fats". Hysterical.