13.1 – We’re Only HALF Crazy!

23 Jul

Happy Monday everybody!

Last week A and I started training for the San Jose Rock and Roll Half Marathon in October, so I thought it would be a good time to do a running update. This will be A’s first half, so he picked the event, and we’re so excited to be doing this together!

I really wanted to run two half marathons this fall, but sadly I did not get into the Nike Women’s Marathon, so I’m looking for another fairly local run. If we get the money together and there are still spots open I’m thinking of signing up for the Big Sur; it’s supposed to be gorgeous.

Anyway, having run one of these already myself, I was put in charge of making a schedule for us to follow. I trawled for information on the internet, took into account our fitness levels (mostly mine; A is in much better shape than I, and is also a far stronger runner. The punk.) tried to remember everything I learned from Team in Training last year, and came up with a schedule I’m pretty darn proud of, if I do say so myself. It fits our life: moderate to good fitness levels starting twelve weeks before the event, Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday run days to avoid yoga and strength training classes and give us two days of rest and recovery a week. It’s definitely not the only way to train, but it works for us. And I stand by what I’ve said before: if my training has proved nothing else it’s that if I can do it, anyone can!

I wanted to share that we’ve started training with you because I’d love to know if you’re training for an event, and if so, what you’re doing. Also, I thought it would help keep me accountable. (Not that A isn’t doing that already. You should hear him if I even think about missing a day!) Nothing like putting a goal out there on the internet to keep you moving!

So what about you? Are you looking forward to any events this year?

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3 Responses to “13.1 – We’re Only HALF Crazy!”

  1. Cara Olsen July 24, 2012 at 10:06 am #

    So proud of you, Christy! Wow . . . when you put your mind to something, you really go all the way, don’t you?

    I had intentions of conditioning myself this summer, but with all I have going on with the book, it just didn’t happen. I hope to pursue this at some point, but — and Praise Jesus for it!! — Michael will be starting a new job in less than a month, so things could be hectic for a while. In the meantime, I am still training at the gym and feeling blessed for a body that is strong!

    • Christy A. July 24, 2012 at 10:30 am #

      Girl, you’ve had A LOT going on! There’s always time to train, this is your timer to take care of you and yours. Glad you’re back at the gym and feeling strong!

      And thanks for the encouragement! Pray for an injury-free season!

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