I hope you are all having as productive of a Sunday as I am. Don't be fooled though, I got off to a sloooow start. I went out last night and definitely paid for it on my run today. But we shall get there. I woke up around 10 and made myself a watery (ew) cup of coffee, oats, and a hugeass glass of water. Hydration is key after a successful Saturday night. :)I then proceeded to change my sheets, do all of my laundry, read more about my Beast, and catch up with friends and family. Whew. Needless to say, I am very excited to be reunited with my friends and family back in Arkansas in a mere two weeks! Around 1 my tummy started growling so I concocted a mega salad. In the mix was spinach leaves, red and green peppers, carrots, 1/4 avocado, hummus, a sprinkle of feta cheese, and a Morningstar Black Bean veggie burger. I also added a tbsp of balsamic vinaigrette and a whole wheat pita to the mix. That, my friends, is a powerhouse salad. :)
Whilst digesting, I made a very big commitment. I AM RUNNING MY FIRST HALF MARATHON. Oy! I am scary excited! It is going to be on 10.10.10 and I will begin a 12-week training program shortly after I return from Strasbourg on July 18th. Sidenote: I was so pumped and proud of myself for actually signing up that I busted out a 3 mile run in 32:30. It was humid as you know what today and I am pretty sure I sweat out only alcohol, so I am pleased with the time. My roommate told me my face looked like a cherry when I got back to the apartment. Yea, I am cutting back on the drinking starting now.
Okay, back to my 1/2 marathon schpeal. Interweaved with the makings of an epic post-run yogurt mess. I signed up for the Mohawk Hudson River 1/2 Marathon in Schenectady, NY and will be running the race with a friend from school. Hi Bridget! :)I spent a long time contemplating the pros and cons of running this race. I ultimately decided to do it because I believe I need to be working toward a fitness goal. My fear of commitment (and moreso failure) has held me back before and I am sick of it. So although I am by no means in shape enough to run the race now, knowing that I have already signed up and that people are counting on me can only enhance my journey to get healthy and drop some extra weight. The way I see it now is that I spend a lot of talking, thinking, and reading about achieving fitness goals and now I am finally taking a leap of faith and committing myself to this lifestyle. I just found out that fellow blogger Heather has also signed up for the race and it is her first 1/2 marathon as well! I am glad that I am not in this boat alone and I look forward to a meet up in October!
Whew, that was a rant. I am all done now I promise. :) I figured its time to end the post since my ice packs have officially melted on my knees. NUMBBBB KNEEES.
Until next time,