Slow Start

It’s been 52 days since I last posted. I have no excuses.

Marathon training started Monday. I’ve done one workout. ONE. *grumble*

I decided to go with the Run Less, Run Faster novice marathon plan. It sticks to their 3:2 plan of three running days and a minimum two XTing days. This will work really well for me since I like to be a closet triathlete, especially in the summer. The three runs also provide structure and variety at the same time. One track workout, one tempo workout, and one long run. My favorite kinds of runs…give me some direction…some paces to follow. I like this.

Of course, it only works if I do it. I settled on doing track on Monday, tempo on Wednesday, and long on Saturday. I need to get my butt out of bed in the morning for the track and tempos. I need to convince myself that the treadmill is my best friend and that I can get up, run outside, and get ready for work at the gym (that the city is deducting $10 per month out of my paychecks whether I use it or not!).

Life just seems to get in the way. The full time job is going REALLY well…like people tell me every day how awesome I’m doing…that NEVER gets old. The house isn’t falling apart, the laundry is mostly caught up, and the bills are getting paid on time. Now I just need to squeeze running back into the routine.

NEED being the key word there, because in just over 15 weeks, I’m running a MARATHON. Not a 5K, not a 10K, not a half…A FULL MARATHON. I don’t think it’s fully sunk in yet.

I think posting more on here will motivate me. If I don’t run, I don’t have anything to post about. So I better run and get my workouts done.

In other words, I finally gave up on my vivofit. I used part of my birthday money to get a vivosmart in hopes that it’s rechargeable battery doesn’t plague me like the replaceable button batteries of the vivofit did. I’ve been wearing it for just about a week now and will post my thoughts soon. I have a fitness tracker addiction, folks.


I broke my Best Buy ban and ordered the neon green one that is exclusively available at Best Buy. Gotta have the neon!

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