"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
It’s time to put it out there for the world to know. I’m nervous but here we go.
I’m going to run The Bellingham Bay Half Marathon on September 30th! My first half marathon ever. This whole thing seems a little crazy to me. Me running a half marathon? Heck, me running a half anything would have been unthinkable around this time last year. I’m excited and a bit anxious.
So here we go into summer training. My goal is to run every other day so I can give my body a chance to recover. On the off days I’ll cycle, hike, walk, rock climb, basically get out and do something other than running. Right now I’m able to run 4 miles consistently but that mileage will have to get up to 13 in 3 months time. Very do-able but takes commitment to the goal. This will be my 5th 90 Day Challenge!
The food plan is in place, I eat every 2-3 hours to keep my metabolism running. Body by Vi protein shakes for breakfast and lunch, mid-morning and mid-afternoon snacks of fruits and veggies with a protein source thrown in like almonds. And then a tasty, healthy dinner. 2 litres of water per day, minimum.
All of this is stuff I already do for the most part, but not consistently. Training mode means that I’ll have to make this routine. The more we expect from our bodies, the better we have to treat them. And it makes such a difference! So now it’s out there, wish me luck and I’ll keep ya’ll posted on the progress!
Now I need me some street runners. Over the past year I’ve been strictly a trail runner. Running was a chore for me, and one that I loathed. Running along my favorite hiking trails somehow made it more bearable though. It’s so beautiful in my corner of Washington so my mind was always busy enjoying the views, navigating over rooted paths, and hearing only my own footfalls mingled with the forest sounds. But now I think I’ve caught the running bug. I still prefer the trails, but now the road isn’t so terrible – I get a thrill from running now, trail or street. Except that I don’t have the right shoes for it. So it’s off to buy some comfy, cushy street runners within the next week.
I’m ready to run!