Sunday, July 7, 2013

Marathon Training, Finally!

I have finally started running again with some regularity. Certainly not in marathon shape but have began my training plan for MCM in the fall. Following Hal Higdons' Intermediate 1 plan. Have missed a few runs but considering I wasn't running at all a few weeks ago I am happy with the runs I have put in since starting the plan. Looking forward to the fall but also to the journey to the start line. After all, it's the journey that makes the race so rewarding! Happy training!!!

October 27, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013


Well I haven't really done much running this year.  Can't seem to find my motivation.  Skipped the Polar Bear Plunge (actually forgot about it and did 4.5 miles that day instead).  Way off schedule regarding my marathon training plan for Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon in April but I am not ready to quit on it yet.  I think if I can get a long run of 10 or so miles in this weekend I can find my mojo again and play catch up so to speak enough that I could safely complete the marathon.  This weekend will be the determining factor though. 

On a positive note, I recieved my email from Marine Corps Marathon today regarding how to register for the MCM 2013.  I deferred last year due to my unusually stressful year.  I think it was a good decision and it gives me the opportunity to participate this year without having to pay the full registration fee again (I paid a deferrment fee).  I am not officially re-registered yet because I can't actually do that until Feb 27 but I am excited about running again!  That email was the spark I needed!!!  Can't wait to get out there and run this weekend and get back to a regular routine! 

October 27, 2013
Interested in running the Marine Corps Marathon?  Registration for Active Duty starts Feb 23, 2013.  Registration for the public opens March 27, 2013.  It sold out in 2 hours and 41 minutes last year so be ready at your computer if you want to run it in 2013.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year, New Motivation?

I ended 2012 with little motivation to run or really do anything.  It was a difficult year for me personally and I really struggled to maintain any form of normalcy in my life.  It's a new year now though and time to start thinking positive and acting on that positive attitude!  Started working on my training plan for 2013.  So far here are the races I am planning on doing:

Polar Bear Strut 5K
Run for Mercy 5K
2013 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon
2013 Marine Corps Marathon

I'm sure there will be more scattered in between the marathons.  Might actually do the Rock the Parkway Half Marathon a few weeks prior to the Oklahoma City Marathon as a way to gage my fitness and stay motivated.  Saw a challenge on Daily Mile where you choose to run 13 races in a year.  That might be a good way to stay motivated!  Haven't found 13 races to sign up for yet though... still thinking on that!