Tomorrow will start the last week of my current training plan. I’m excited to be (almost) done with it since it shows me that I needed a plan, and more importantly, that I am capable of sticking to a plan. But when I near the end of anything, the “what’s next?” question is nearly as big as my sense of accomplishment. Never fear, dear Reader for I have found my next challenge.
It’s just a simple plan from Runner’s World to double my distance/endurance over the next 6 weeks. Conveniently enough, the end of those six weeks takes me right up to when I need to start my ten week plan for my first half marathon. Which then gives me about a month to train for Ragnar. Sigh!
I’ve ordered a new calendar to keep track of my running info. I’m not running for the weight-loss aspect (at least not primarily), even though I would love to see the scale drop and stay down. I’ve been a little disappointed that it isn’t moving anywhere. I decided to start tracking weight, measurements and my resting heart rate. I’ll be focusing on the overall trends not the day-to-day minute changes (unless my weight drops 2 lbs overnight- then it’s time to drink extra water). And having it in a place that I can look at anytime, and physically hold will be a good thing for me. Plus, then my personal planner can go back to being empty. Just kidding. Not really. Maybe. But I found that I was much better at keeping track of school and personal things when they each had their own planner. So now running gets its own as well. That way I can share my changes without actually posting anything too personal. On that note- I’ve lost an inch off my waist since the beginning of January!
Oh, today was day one of strength training. I figured it was finally time to get serious about things. It’s so boring, but I’ll be looking into alternative approaches. I’d love to get back into swimming someday.