Christmas and New Year’s went by too fast! I didn’t even have time to put ornaments on my Christmas tree! This is not an exaggeration by any means…my Christmas tree is still sitting in the corner of my living room…with lights and not a single ornament. Between my two jobs, working out, and holiday social gatherings, I don’t know how I managed to stay sane!
There is no “new year, new me” situation going on for my 2014. I don’t need to be new. I will just continue to get better! It’s only 5 days into the new year and exciting things are already happening! I’m decreasing my hours at the job I don’t really like, getting A LOT of work done at the job I love (at my gym), and probably the biggest thing that’s happened is my commitment to finally running my first marathon!!!
I ran my first 5k in Feb 2012, my first 10k May 2012, and my first half Nov 2012. When I finished that first half, I said to myself “I can’t believe this is half of anything. I will be perfectly content never running a full marathon.” Of course, you should never say never. Fast forward to Jan 2nd 2014 went I was excited/nervous/terrified/ecstatic about pressing the confirm button on my marathon registration. But in 146 days I will be in San Diego for the Rock N Roll Marathon!
Before I can focus too much on that though, I have my 3rd half marathon (Disney Princess) coming up at the end of February! I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out which Princess I should dress up as for my big run. Ariel and Aurora topped my original list…but I finally came to a decision. I want to be the original Disney Princess….Minnie!! Any easy costume suggestions will be much appreciated!!
Today was my first long training run for the Princess Half…it was very slow. Probably the slowest I’ve gone in quite some time. But that was actually the plan. With all of my weight lifting, high intensity WODs, and one on one hamstring/hip related strength training, injury is not an option. My runs are now my relaxing “me” time…covering the distance without much intensity. I’m trying something new so we’ll see how it goes.