As I mentioned a few hours ago when I was supposed to be sleeping but wasn't (so salty)... half marathon training is fast approaching.
I've lost all my endurance from the 2.5 month break so I need to be smart about training. Something I've yet to figure out... the smart thing, that is. And this 2.5 month break will be close to three months before I actually start running again. Soooooo... here's my plan in no particular order:
1. Wear shoes that are broke in but not AARP status. I make stupid mistakes, learn from them, and then make them again. That pertains to running and life, for the win. For some reason, I can't help but run in new shoes... they are just too pretty not to lace up. But, inevitably, plantar fasciitis gets all up in my biz when I make such a mistake. Lesson for me: Break my shoes in and retire them when they've lost their light as a cloud feeling.
2. Watch and listen (the hard part) to this clip every week. every week. "And when your time comes and a thousand different voices are trying to tell you you're not ready for it... listen instead to that lone voice of dissent. The one that says you are ready, you are prepared. It's all up to you now. So rise and shine." Lesson for me: Stay motivated or feel the wrath of the 13.1 in March.
4. Believe in myself. I DNF'd early in 2013 and since that race Steffi done lost her groove. Well, I'm going to get it back. How? I haven't quite figured that out yet... but I'm determined so there's a start. Lesson for me: Focus on the positive, learn from the bumps.
And now I'm hungry so I'm off to eat some chicken pot pie. You're so jelly right now.
Hugs and love,