Today I managed a 10K on the treadmill! it actually wasn't that bad. I wanted to do a 6 mile run, but when I got close to the end, I decided to just tack on another .2 miles and make it a 10K. I haven't raced a 10K yet, but in my head I have a goal of 1:10. When I ran it on the treadmill today, I finished in 67 minutes and change. That included a couple walking breaks so that I could get a drink of water. I find it almost impossible to drink while running. I always end up spilling it down my front and choking on the water that does make it into my mouth.
I am excited to start my half marathon training program. The race isn't until the end of May and I don't 'technically' start my training until the middle of March, but I am looking forward to increasing my mileage..and doing most of my running outside!! I can't wait!
I am also thinking of getting a Garmin. I think it would be a wonderful way to keep up on my pace when I'm running outside. And, I can be sure to get my full mileage in, rather that just guessing while I'm running. My internal GPS isn't very accurate. When I get the money from my accident settlement, I also want to get a membership at the local SNAP fitness. I have wanted to start lifting weights for quite a while. I really loved lifting in college and I remember some good times in the weight room hanging out with the guys. Mostly, I think they were laughing at me. I know that I WONT be listening to Metallica while I'm lifting. I didn't like it then and I don't like it now. But I am certainly looking forward to getting a little muscle definition.
My next race is a week away and I am feeling pretty good about it. I'm going to try to get a speed workout in on Monday and maybe a long run on Tuesday or Wednesday. The best part is definitely going to be hanging out with Jason, Anne and Brady. I love them to pieces and I'm so glad that Jason is motivating me to get my butt in gear for this half marathon. I am desperately looking for a 10K to run in March. I can't seem to find anything but 5Ks or half marathons. I really want to get a 10K or a 15K in before I start my hard core training. I guess I'll keep looking