In terms of the Physical aspects of my New Year’s Intentions, I decided that I needed an athletic goal, one that would challenge me, but (hopefully!) not injure me. So my first thought was to run (another) Half Marathon, which equates to 13.1 miles.
The last one that I ran was on the 1 year anniversary of my diagnosis date. Boy oh boy, THAT was an amazing day. One that left me blubbering…in the best possible way. So, I figured that now would be good timing to run another one.
Below is my training schedule (that began on Saturday). Though I have run several Half Marathons, this is a beginner schedule, which is still the one that I prefer to use. Why? Because I want this to be FUN and I don’t want to injure myself.
Broken down this way, it really is feasible. Seriously. I’m not one of those superhuman workout horses. No, no, no, no. I do like to work (hard!) toward a goal and a Half Marathon is a great, very accessible and achievable goal.
What I especially like about this schedule is that there are “Rest Days” and “Cross (that’s what the ‘X’ is) Train Days.” I’m all about programs. I stick to them like a “Tee” (or is it “T”? You know what I mean.) I plan to add swimming and yoga as my cross training activities, both of which areSilver Linings for the body.
How about you? Do you have any physical goals this year? Changing your exercise regimen at all?