As many of you know, I am training to do my second marathon at the Illinois Marathon in Champaign-Urbana, IL on April 28th. I have been slow starting my training, as I missed a couple long runs due to life getting in the way. But now, with the start of the Bridge the Gap to Health Half-Marathon training under way, I am feeling more committed and focused. I do still need to work on my schedule a bit, as this HEAVY leg night of lifting on Monday may not work so well if I am going to continue to run on Mondays. HHHMMMM!!! Training is sometimes like putting together a puzzle. You have to find out where all the pieces fit to make it all go together right. It is a process that you have to work through. Here’s to hoping the process goes smoothly this year:)
While on the subject of running, I also wanted to share a little something that I thought was kind of a cool idea. The president of my run club(Heartland Road Runners and Walkers Club), Doug Seeber, proposed the question to us, “When did I become a “Runner”? I resisted at first, as I usually do, but figured, “what the heck”, maybe it would help someone else, so I wrote mine down and sent it out. To my surprise, I got some wonderful feedback and that only feeds me and my ambition to go farther. It is amazing how helping someone else makes me want MORE out of life:) Finding my way to a healthy lifestyle has all but made me a new person. I guess I am really still the same, just “improved”:)
Here is my answer to the question, “When did you become a “Runner”?