I'm freaking out! I know I haven't written in a while because life and training has just gotten in the way. Why am I freaking out? I worry that I'm not going to be ready for the marathon in October. I'm having some doubting moments. I dont even know if I will be ready for a half marathon sometime this spring. (I am still looking for a half event. I want to do one in MN but I want to do one in WI with my running partner.)
On a brighter note, the weather is starting to turn warmer. I've been running on the treadmill for the past three months. I was so happy to be making distance strides on the machine (8 miles last week). When I attempted my first outside run on Wednesday before work, I was hoping for 5 miles. I only squeaked out 4 and I really hurt the next day. Speaking of which, I'm really hurting today. I went to Body Flow at the gym yesterday. It's the first time I've made it to the class in over a month and it probably will be at least another month before I make it back. The Pilates part of the class killed me yesterday and my abs are remembering it today. I'm taking advantage of the weather later this afternoon and doing a 5 mile run with my running partner Kinsey. Its supposed to get into the low 60s today. It's hard to believe its still the first half of March. It's supposed to be nice all week and since Daylight Savings officially started this morning, it's going to be lighter later into the evening I hope to get some time in running outside this week!
I have my 10k Shamrock Shuffle next weekend in downtown Madison. This will be my first 10k race. I'm hopeful that it will go well. Its supposed to be another day of 66 for the high. It sounds like my parents may be making the trek down to Madison to cheer me on. That means I get to clean the house this week. It needs it!
Now to motivate myself up and off the couch. I need to get that cleaning started and a trip to Joanne Fabrics.