Brian and little sister Becca obviously take their runs very seriously.
Remember when I talked about how stinkin hot it was running in Saipan? Well, I sure do miss those sunset runs down Beach Road with the ocean stretching out beside me, and that cool ocean breeze... but it's so much easier to run in the midwest! I've been staying on track with running during this last month in the states, and it really does feel cooler to run here in the midwest even though the temperature is actually higher than in Saipan. It's the dry heat here that is much more enjoyable to run in, in my opinion, than the humid, swampy heat of Saipan. (Saipan, I love you so much, even with your humidity :)
Brian, Becca, and I took a 3.5 mile run in Ft. Hood, Texas.
In the post linked above, I also made a goal to run a half marathon in 2012 and I'm going to do it!! I found a race in mid October that I am planning on signing up for, although I'm waiting to see exactly what area we will be in at that time. I've also chosen my 12 week training program. Want to see it?
|Week||Mon||Tues||Wed||Thurs||Friday||Sat||Sun||Total Miles Run|
|1||Rest||2 miles||Rest||2.5 miles||Rest||3 miles||2 easy miles||9.5 miles|
|2||Rest||2 miles||Rest||3 miles||CT or Rest||4 miles||2.5 easy miles||11.5 miles|
|3||Rest||2.5 miles||2 miles||3 miles||CT or Rest||5 miles||2 easy miles||14.5 miles|
|4||Rest||3 miles||Rest||4 miles||CT or Rest||6 miles||3 easy miles||16 miles|
|5||Rest||3 miles||3 miles||3 miles||CT or Rest||7 miles||3 easy miles||19 miles|
|6||Rest||4 miles||3 miles||4 miles||CT or Rest||8 miles||3 easy miles||22 miles|
|7||Rest||4 miles||Rest||4 miles||CT or Rest||9 miles||3 easy miles||20 miles|
|8||Rest||4 miles||3 miles||3 miles||CT or Rest||10 miles||3 easy miles||23 miles|
|9||Rest||5 miles||3 miles||4 miles||CT or Rest||11 miles||Rest||23 miles|
|10||3 easy miles||4 miles||Rest||3 miles||CT or Rest||12 miles||3 easy miles||25 miles|
|11||Rest||4 miles||Rest||3 miles||CT or Rest||5 miles||2.5 easy miles||14.5 miles|
|12||Rest||2 miles||20 minutes||Rest||20 minutes||Race Day! 13.1 miles||Rest||15.1 miles + 40 minutes|
I've never really gotten nervous over 5k's or my 10k last year, but I'm nervous about a half marathon! It seems like such a longer distance. I'm a little scared that I'll run out of energy and just want to walk it. My 12 week running schedule starts next week, and I think it will help to just get into it and see how my progress is going. As we were looking up races this morning, I asked Brian, "do you really think I can do this?" He answered, "Oh yeah, you can! No problem." So, let's get started!
Here's my running inspiration for the week. Sometimes I'll go online and look up pictures of running to get myself motivated for a run- it really works!