I tried to start this process back in November when I was training for the Freedom Half Marathon in Norfolk. I planned to train and then keep up my training through March when I planned to run the Shamrock 1/2. Well I finished the 1/2 marathon in November (3 min slower than my personal best *sad face* but I did get a pretty sweet medal for finishing...see below!) only to be diagnosed with mono a week later. Thus all training not only came to stop but began backsliding in a rapid, ugly fashion to the point where a 1/2 mile FELT like a 1/2 marathon. Thanks to Mono all my hard work was gone and it's taken until now to feel back in shape to start pushing myself hard during workouts and being able to endure more than a few times a week.
My first long run since Mono is tomorrow morning! 7 miles... EEK! But I'm excited because I got a fancy new Timex GPS watch for Christmas that I haven't had a chance to try out on a longer run!
So here's to a glorious 7 miles tomorrow morning and 4 months of
whipping my body into prime bridal condition!
The medal that I just have to show off because well, it looks the way it does. And I'm not going to lie, sometimes I pretend its an olympic bronze medal.
Okay not really.
But... actually, yes. I do.
Told ya it was pretty sweet.