The last 6 months of my life can be summed up in 3 words:
If you don't believe me, here is the run down from October to April. It is quite pathetic.
- Strep Throat
- Stomach Flu
- Bronchitis (8 WEEKS!!!!)
- 40th Birthday
- The Holidays
- Signed up for 2 Marathons
- New Project for Work
- Polar Vortex Hell
- Another Cold
- Strep Throat Round 2
- Spring Hockey
You might have noticed half way through the list that I SIGNED UP FOR TWO MARATHONS. You may also have noticed that you don't see running/working out/ training on that list. Mother Nature has shown no mercy and she clearly doesn't care the I have a spring marathon in less than 12 weeks. Yes…I am blaming Mother Nature for my mental and physical demise.
I had very good reasons to sign up for these races (err….perhaps a midlife crisis) and now I am starting my training with only 12 weeks to go. Folks, do not try this at home. A couch to Marathon in 12 weeks is not recommended. Most of you are not like me and have some common sense. I of course will torture myself and risk injury to get across that finish line.
Spring is in the air and we are starting to see grass. I am completely ignoring the fact that we are supposed to get more snow. I have gone out for a couple of 3 milers and the bod is a bit rusty. I am hoping that it only lasts a couple of weeks before it is comfortable again.
I am looking forward to writing about this training cycle as well as some new topics. This blog will be morphing a bit.
Mission accomplished. A blog post is published. I didn't promise it was going to be good!