I would say that I've been too busy to blog, but really I have just been a little too lazy. It's been 3 months! Don't get me wrong, I have been working a lot, and I somehow got through Anatomy and Physiology II in these past 3 months, and Christmas and New Years were crazy busy, but here I am with a possible New Year's resolution to blog more often. We will see if this resolution ends up lost with all of the other good intentions of the New Year.
I was talking with my boyfriend's sister over Christmas and she told me that she was thinking of running a half-marathon in May. I have always wanted to run a race, but a marathon seemed too far out of reach, not to mention all of that running is time consuming, bad on the knees and recovery is, well, not too peachy. (I've heard horror stories of soreness lasting weeks!)
So this idea of running a half-marathon has been on my mind the past couple of weeks and I decided to look up some training schedules and with 5 months, it actually seems doable (is that a word? It's one of those words that looks weird but doesn't show up in my spell check..) A friend of mine who has run half-marathons told me to look up Hal Higdon to get some good training schedules.
Hal Higdon to the left
I found this training schedule for 12 weeks:
Then I read that this schedule is assuming that a person can run 3 miles comfortably. Um, no. But this guy is good because below that he has a training schedule for a 5k (about 3 miles). Perfect!
This will be a little different than my usual workouts...because my usual workouts usually don't require any running! I did some Hip Hop Abs today (one of the cardio workouts). I'm pretty sure I stole this set of
workout DVDs from my dad, because I don't think I have that kind of money to spend on workout stuff. It works for keeping in shape and its fun to do when I get bored with the elliptical at the gym. Amazing ab workout...but again, no running involved.
We will see how I do with something other than the elliptical at the gym and hip-hop abs. :-)
I am excited for this New Year's resolution to blog more and the goal of running a half-marathon in May, as this will give me something interesting to blog about! Let me know if you have any tips on training and/or good workout foods and I will be researching this as well!
~The Semi-Health Nut