Well I made it. I have my first week of training for the runDisney Wine and Dine 10K finished! Shockingly, I did not die.
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I have noticed a change in my attitude towards this whole running thing. I have gone from 'I really should run' to 'I really NEED to run'! I mean after all - I will have to finish the 10K or be swept up by the famous balloon ladies. I am sure they are very nice, however I do not want to meet them!
Confession: In the past when using my treadmill, I would stand on the sides and 'rest' while my program kept going. I know - cheater! This week I did not do that even ONCE! So, yay me!
I did all my runs this week on the treadmill. I was afraid to start outside because I need to be able to make sure I am going at a decent pace and not just strolling along during the walk portion of my walk / jog.
Watching Netflix on the treadmill makes time go MUCH faster. Thank you Grace and Frankie! (If you haven't watched this show - do it. It is like a modern day Golden Girls.)
Do all dogs lie by the treadmill while their humans exercise? Is he mocking me? Is he confused as to why I am dripping sweat and not actually going anywhere? Is he mad that I am not running outside with him?
After much thought and research, I have decided to run every other day. My 'off' days will consist of Yoga. My FAVORITE routine is from Yoga with Adriene. This routine targets exactly where I am sore and when I am done I feel like a stretched out marshmallow. She goes nice and slow so you can actually enjoy each stretch. Most yoga instructors just go way too fast and by the time I am where I should be they are already moving on. Adriene is the bomb dot com you guys.
I got some new running shoes for the occasion also! I know, I spoil myself.
Next week I am going to try and run outside . . . hopefully not too many people will be outside to see me clop down the road.
Have you ever trained for a race before? How did it go? Let's discuss in the comments below!
(To follow my journey from the start - view all my running posts.)