Friday, September 21, 2012

Moving forward

Looking back over my last post I realized that, for the first time, I have actually been doing what I had planned! J 

Post-triathlon, I took a bit of real rest & recovery time.  I felt lazy, but also know that this is part of the process…and the process works!

September 9th, I participated again in the Oregon Warrior Dash.  The day dawned very cool and I was a bit concerned about the water temperature, but after running a very hilly mile to get there, the water was just FUN, followed by very doable obstacles.  Last year, due to poor nutritional planning, I’d tanked about half way through the race and fallen on an obstacle, causing me to become discouraged and skip the next one.  This year, my goal was to FINISH ALL of the obstacles – and I did. 

The race was actually quite fun, as I did it with a few friends and family members (all Warrior Dash virgins), and it was fun to toss around our water-proof disposable camera. We got some great shots, and generally had a great time.  I have no idea how my finish time compared with last year’s – because last year I didn’t truly “finish,” and this year I was having FUN!

I took another recovery week last week, and this week started my “official” training plan for the marathon.  I’m not sure where I was “planning-wise” during my past updates, but here is the plan now…and it’s paid-for, so it’s pretty “sure.”  I’m going to do the Surf City Marathon in Huntington Beach, California on 2/3/13.  (3 weeks ahead of my 40th birthday!)  I’ve hit both of my scheduled runs this week –and am feeling very strong.  So far, I only have two scheduled events before then – Turkey Trot 10K on Thanksgiving Day and the Hot Buttered Run 12K on Thanksgiving Sunday.  I know I’ll add in a few more as “tests” during my training, but I’m not sure where/when just yet.

Well, that’s it for now.  I’m feeling very uninspired in the blogging arena – not in the training area – so my updates will be few, unless I just have a red-letter day to brag about J

Thank you for following as I continue Living My Fit Dreams!

1 comment:

  1. Way to go!! Isn't it a good feeling when you follow the plan you set. I need to do that myself.

    How come your are volunteering at Surf City, I thought you were going to run it? :o)