Ohhhhhhh running…..my biggest foe and my greatest love(next to my bf, family, friends, and dog). I have had a love/hate relationship with running since I was 10 and had to do that 400m run for the Presidential Physical Fitness Test in 4th grade( I won all 3 badges thank you ). Sadly over time I have felt myself get slower and slower.
BUT….it’s time for a change. It’s 2011, Year of the Fitness! I have already signed up for Credit Union Cherry Blossom 10 Mile Run with 4 of my favorite gals: Val, Erin, Steph, and Kim.
I did the Cherry Blossom Run with Val and Erin last year and we had a great time. Erin and I ran practically the whole thing together, and Val I saw for the first 3 minutes before she took off. I highly recommend it for new runners who want to take running seriously. The only problem I had with it was…..no blossoms! So hopefully this year we will see some blossoms and I will finish with a 8:45 pace . Dream big ya know!
We are making it a girls weekend so hopefully we will arrive on Thursday and spend the long weekend having loads of fun in DC. The most exciting part is that on Thursday, April 1st I will complete day 90 of P90X. It’s going to be a big weekend for moi!
Now….here is the real challenge. How am I going to survive P90X and get in good enough running shape so I don’t end up like this:
On death’s bed with gummy bears as my only lifetime. Yes, this was me after the Rock N’ Roll Philly 1/2 Marathon. I didn’t train, I didn’t give it my all, I didn’t succeed, and this was the result: DISASTER.
I plan on incorporating 3-4 additional runs a week on top of my P90X workouts. It’s going to push me further then I have been for a while, but I have to say these past 2+ weeks withP90X has made me happier and frankly healthy then I have been for long time!
In addition to the Cherry Blossom runs I have discovered some more runs that I potentially want to complete. Of corse doing a 1/2 marathon a month is a little crazy, but having options is always better then having none. So here we go:
Are there any race’s that you want/have sign up for?
Now onto important things…like fixing my bed…that broke…..
Until next time.