Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Let the Training Begin!

Yesterday was the first day of my official training plan. I am running the the Nike Women's Half Marathon in DC on April 28th. I can't believe it's only 12 weeks away! I am beyond excited. This is going to be my first half marathon, and hopefully not my last. I still have a lot of planning to do & will keep you posted on how things are going!

My original plan for yesterday was to stay after school and run in our weightroom before I picked up Ella. That didn't happen though. Ella didn't feel well & was a grump at daycare. So, I picked her up at 3:30 and we went right home. She fell asleep in her car seat and slept for 2 1/2 hours! That is absolutely unheard of for her... I guess the girl needed some rest!

As soon as Eric got home, I headed to the gym. Of course, she woke up 3 minutes after I left the house. Eric was not amused...

My training plan called for me to run 3 to 4 miles last night. I ran just over 3.5 miles then walked a half mile as a cool down. I was able to finish this in under 45 minutes, which I felt good about. Since Ella was awake, I got in the car and headed home to stretch out. She was VERY awake when I got home & was more than willing to "help" me stretch. You're just going to have to trust me on how cute it was, Eric refused to take a picture for me. (grump)

My legs felt surprisingly good this morning. There wasn't any tightness in my calves, but I threw on my compression sleeves just in case it decided to creep up on me throughout the day.

Are you training for a race?
Anyone else doing the Nike DC Half Marathon?

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