Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Selfish Blog

This blog is for me...and probably totally boring for anyone who may come across it. But I need help! I need motivation! And writing my goals down is my number one way to stay motivated. I have been sick; coughing, sweating, sneezing, just feel downright yucky. So yucky that I have not been active in close to 2 full weeks!!!! Scary...and it is so hard to go from Ironman shape to this...pathetic, laying on the couch, eating ice cream. I know that rest is so important and that I will not turn into a couch potato overnight but I need to run, I need to move other than walking the dog. I am feeling better and am going to go out tomorrow. No tiredness...i may even force myself to get up and do it in the morning. I can do this!!!! I know that my problem is not having a set goal.
So I am declaring that I am in marathon training for Ocean Drive Marathon in Cape May, NJ in March 2010. I will race a 1/2 on November 7th and will get back on my strength training program. I think buying one of those cool running journals will help, recording it on-line just doesn't work for me.
Awww..I think I feel more focused now. Thanks for the ramble :)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Back in the swing of things!

So it has been a full month since Ironman. I "think" that I am completely recovered and back to my normal self. The week after the race I felt great. I went to Masters swimming, ran, rode my bike and was thinking "wow, that was easy". The Luke and I went off to California where I did nothing but eat and enjoy the beautiful weather. After getting back from Cali I was tired and didn't want to do anything. I even had to take off a day of work to sleep and rest. I may have been coming down with something or the months of training and then traveling might have just taken a little longer then expected to catch up with me. This weekend I have 2 full days off to myself. It was great. I got to sleep ALOT! And also run and ride. I am getting back into strength training as well which I hope will make a difference with my body composition and strength.

I also got engaged while I was in California so I will now be training and wedding planning! I think the wedding planning should be easier then the training, but you never know :) Still seriously thinking about IM Florida but also thinking about just training hard for Olympic and Sprint distance races since the budget will but smaller with trying to pay for a wedding. In the near future I will be racing in a 1/2 marathon this coming weekend and hopefully some other local running races this fall!