Two things you know about me already: I love running and I love writing. One more thing I love is iCal on my Mac.
I have a specific calendar category dedicated to running, and it is officially all filled out until Sunday, October 17. For the rest of February and all of March, it is all about continuing to build the base I have started and work on my core (as I have mentioned in previous posts).
The great thing once March comes is that I will have a pseudo-coach working with me: her name is Mom. I think my mom is just as excited about the marathon as I am, and she is ready to take on my workouts with me. While her knees and her feet certainly not going to allow her to the running with me, she is going to ride her bike or come to the track me, etc. Maybe I’ll even get her on board with my healthy eating and she’ll become healthy cooking chef (haha!) so she can cook some good power meals for me!
I am officially powered up for the next eight months, at least in iCal. With my light teal color chosen to label my workout for each day, there is something for each day. Yes, I have even labeled my rest days because those are just as important as the workout days.
Now that I have the workouts in place, my next big goal is to take a look at what my staple foods will be. I’m excited for this part because this won’t be something that will be a change just for training, but it is something I hope to maintain well after I have completed the marathon. I already eat fairly healthy and am conscious of what I am eating, so as to eat for energy and for sustenance, but I know I have a long way to go with getting there 100%. I’m working on it though. I will be happy to share with you any foods that I find key in my diet. Already, I know that one of them is peanut butter…a good dose of protein. I love my toast or english muffin with peanut butter for a good morning pre-workout bite.
I’ve got my workouts in place, my pseudo-coach ready to go, and I’m on my way to getting my diet streamlined…looks like I am well on my way.
Let’s keep this going.
The Detroit Free Press Marathon is exactly eight months from today…let’s do it!