I’m pretty sure my sister hates me. See, she’s motivated and I’m not. So she goes out and runs a half marathon, while I run a 5K. I was okay with my time, but not totally. But instead or letting me train to do better on a 5K or just up the ante to a 10K, my sister (we’ll call her Thing 2, since I’m obviously Thing 1, oh yea, btw, we're twins), asks me if I want to do a half marathon. Well I’m way too proud to say no. And I have this nagging feeling that I need to be healthy. It could be Pinterest and its fitness category or every magazine that I own or the celebrities that self-esteem experts tell us not to compare ourselves too.
Whatever it is, I accepted the challenge. I completed a triathlon this past summer and on Saturday, my fiancé (who from here on out will be known as “RSG” for Real Southern Guy) ran our first 5K. I think this picture best describes the experience
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I had a lot of fun at the 5K, but it was still harder than I thought it was going to be. It was my first experience running with that many people around me. And let me let you in on a little secret...kids will out run you. Get over it, they have a lot of energy. I don't. They don't share their energy very well. God Bless them.
So, RSG will be my coach for the half marathon. He'll also be my running partner along with my sister. I have no idea if they'll actually stay by my side in the race, and it really won't matter since I won't be able to breath well enough to talk to them. Anywho, RSG was a runner in high school and still out runs me no matter how much more I exercise than he does. I blame it on his long legs. He beat me on the 5K by more than 6 minutes. But he made sure to meet me at the last 1/10th of a mile and encouraged me to finish strong. He's a keeper.
RSG found this workout schedule for us to train by.
The circuit that I'm doing:
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The plan is to do this for 2 weeks. Week 1 is 2 sets and week 2 will be 3 sets. I will probably find a different circuit to do for every 2 weeks. Check back with me Sunday and I’ll let you know how that 7 mile run goes……YIKES
Love and health,