You guys, I did something terrifying.
I just signed up for a HALF MARATHON. For those of you who don’t know, a half marathon is about 21km. Personally, I’ve never run farther that 15km at any given time, and I only ran that 15km once — with breaks.
I was persuaded by some friends to sign up after a night of drinking, when I am at my most vulnerable and illogical, and while I wanted to back out of it at first, I’ve spoken about it so much IRL that I just had to suck it up and sign up already. The run isn’t until October which is a SLIGHT relief, because it’s been a slow start, training-wise, and it’s nice to know I have a few months. Not many months, but a few, and that’s good enough for me.
I’ve been using the Nike+ Run Club app to track my progress and it’s been really helpful so far. Most importantly, however, I’ve decided to publish my progress, to keep myself accountable. It can be really difficult to keep at it when you’d rather sit at a patio and drink beer, but I find that keeping a published record of my progress is a way to force me to keep going. Listen, I’m trying to change my life here — I doubt I’ll be posting photos of smoothie bowls any time soon. I just want to survive this half marathon without passing out or throwing up or breaking/spraining anything, so I’m trying to train regularly and make ADJUSTMENTS (not omissions) in my diet. I’ve always been a big believer of treating yourself, as is evident through my closet full of clothes I don’t need, so I’m not cutting out any of my favourites. I’m just going to eat less of my favourites so I don’t get hangry and ruin Kane’s life on the daily.
Expect a weekly post about what’s up with my “training,” and please wish me luck or pray for me or send me positive vibes, ’cause your girl could sure use them. Thanks!