If you’ve been following me on Instagram, you know that I’ve signed up to run the Brooklyn Half Marathon on May 20th. I know, what was I thinking?!? Let me preface this by saying that I am not a runner by any means. I grew up swimming competitively and playing waterpolo, so it’s safe to say that I am much better in the water than on land, but when the opportunity arose to do this I went for it.
After looking at numerous training programs, I knew they just weren’t for me so I’ve decided to wing it – crazy, I know. Since I love my usual workouts (cardio, pilates, spinning, etc.), I’ve decided to continue doing these on a more regular basis, mixed in with days of running. My main goal in training for this is to build endurance, so I think these classes, along with a few runs a week, will help me finish this thang.
So, since I clearly have NO idea exactly what I’m doing here and am a complete beginner to half marathon training, I’ve decided to share with you my journey to race day. I’ll be documenting my workouts for the week, how I’m feeling both mentally and physically and any noticeable changes to my body as I proceed to put it through the ringer week after week until race day.
SO excited to be sharing this with all of you! Here’s to (hopefully) completing my first half marathon in under 10 days.
How I’m Feeling: At this very moment, I’m feeling TIRED. This has been my first full week of workouts and it has not been easy, but I must admit that mentally I feel great. The consistent workouts have definitely helped me to feel strong and confident and I can already feel my endurance building up – by the end of the week my workouts weren’t quite as tough as they were in the beginning. I’m goin’ to call that progress! 🙂
Changes: Working out for 5 days straight has definitely had an affect on my body. I’m already looking a little more toned ovearall and can already feel some weight shedding off my hip.
Week 1 down & too many more to go…