Still a bit sore but excited about training for my next half marathon!
Thursday, August 18, 2011
It’s day 4 since the half marathon and I’m still a bit sore. Mainly in the hips and upper thighs. Overall, I feel good! In fact, I feel almost awesome! I completed a half marathon!!!! Woo hoo to me!
So, on a roll, I signed up yesterday for my next half – as planned, it’s the Seattle half at the end of November. I’m not sure if my friend will make it so I’ve booked Mark in to come with me as a back up. He won’t race as he’ll look after our girls but hopefully they can cheer me through the finish line if my friend can’t come. I’ve also made a reservation at a hotel so I’m all set. Woo hoo! Oh... yes.... I guess there’s the small matter of training! I’ve not got back on the treadmill yet as I’m still a bit sore. I’m going to see how I feel when I get home from work and I might do a C25K week 5 session tonight or I might leave it until after my chiropractor appointment tomorrow. I can’t wait to get back into my training as I want to see how I will go in November. It’s a hilly course whereas Delta was very flat. I’m hoping to improve my time even though it is a tougher route.
Last night I went to see Mamma Mia with another friend. I wish I was a dancer/singer... I just wanted to join them on stage! I am missing my Zumba instructor! The last set of classes weren’t as good – I prefer Luglio... I’ve signed up for the late fall session – we will miss too many of the first set of classes but I’m hoping I will be able to “drop in” for the weeks we are in town. And hopefully he will be teaching the class again! I hope they don’t switch him to a different class. I’ve had to sign up alone as my Zumba friend is pregnant! What wonderful news! 10 weeks so far. I had just given lots of clothes away that didn’t fit our girls anymore... I will save them from now on!
I weighed myself today. I’m down again! Woo hoo! Not as much as I’d have liked but I kind of feel slimmer – even though my pants are not slipping down me – in fact, they feel the same. Maybe it’s just I’m walking a bit taller now that I am a half-marathoner.
It’s just 6 weeks until our trip “down-under”. I’m looking forward to it but I will have to be careful with food/drink and my half marathon training. We will be staying with my brother so I know the area really well. I’ve not run around that area before – so I will have to have a think about the best routes. I will have to be really careful for the next 6 weeks as I would like to lose some more weight before I get there.... I’m silly for sabotaging myself for the past 5 months or so... and now it’s too late. I won’t be wearing a fabulous designer style outfit to the wedding as they don’t do them in size Obese. I might get to “Overweight” by the time we go, but that will be tricky... I’m close but I don’t think I’m close enough. I need to start thinking about a wedding outfit. Perhaps I should get one in Australia? I’m not sure when I can go looking for something... Perhaps on a day off in a couple of weeks...
Anyway, back to work. My last working day of the week. I have a nice easy day planned for tomorrow – a swim, my chiro appointment just before lunchtime and I hope to squeeze in a run. I must start writing again soon...
Have a wonderful Thursday my Spark friends. I hope you are all getting closer to your goals.