Sunday, February 28, 2010

RUN?!?! Who me?!?!

So I've been seriously lacking in the workout motivation department and I'm going to attempt to use my blog to keep me accountable, especially since I got this wild hair to complete my 1st ever 1/2 MARATHON!  I don't run, so I have no idea how I'm going to accomplish this, but I'm going to give it my all for 9 weeks and see what happens!  

Casey over at
Ever Changing Life has started "Get Moving March" and I'm signing up to motivate me through my 1st month of training.  
This means 2 things:
1. No fast food for the whole month (except for this weekend when we go to Nashville, only because it's just me and the guys and I don't want to be a PITA, so if we do end up eating fast food, I will substitute "no fried food" for "no fast food")
2. I have to report my work out plan and progress each Monday.

So here's my week 1 action plan:

Monday: REST (WAHOO, I haven't even started and I get a rest day?  I like this plan!)
Tuesday: walk 2 miles, run 1 mile, walk 2 miles
Wednesday: Cross Train (it will most likely be crossfit)
Thursday: Run 1 mile
Friday: REST (and drive to Nashville)
Saturday: walk 2 miles, run 1 mile, walk 2 miles
Sunday: run 2 miles

Sounds easy, but like I said before, I'm not a runner, never have been, but I hope to become one.  While I'm in Nashville, I plan on doing a little shopping for some new running gear.  Mainly shoes and a watch, but probably a pair of  pants and a jacket as well for the days when the weather isn't so hot here.  If any of you are runners and you have any suggestions or advice, it would be greatly appreciated!!!  Hopefully I have good news to report when I get back from Nashville next Monday! (Nothing like starting out a new work out plan and cutting out fast food the week we take our 1st road trip of the year!)

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Casey (@ Chaos and Cardboard) said...

Good luck! Don't forget to add your link to the McLinky so everyone can come over and see your plan!

d.a.r. said...

Just found your bloggy! So cute!

I am not a runner at ALL but I ran my first 1/2 last April and LOVED IT!! Good luck training!

Ashley said...

Just found your blog!! I am thinking about running my first 5K in June. Good Luck!

Jes said...

Thanks girls =)

Jen said...

great job! I ran my first half marathon last December and it was so much fun! Keep in mind even the best runners take walk breaks and don't train too hard! check out runner's world for tips and tricks!