Howdy Readers! I hope you’re all enjoying this Tuesday, it’s a rainy one here in NYC!
I don’t know about you, but when it’s rainy, working out is pretty much the last thing on my mind. Top it off with this nasty summer cold I’m dealing with, and my motivation is next to zero.
So I feel like this timing is perfect because on Tuesdays, I plan on sharing some of my favorite workouts and fitness tips, and today I wanted to start with how I got into running! (And hope to pick up a little extra desire to move my bod more than the ten steps between the couch and the kitchen.)
About 3 years ago my cousin convinced me to run the Broad Street 10 Miler in Philly. The most I had ever run at this time was a slowww 5K, so I was definitely uneasy about this! My biggest fear was that I would start this race and not be able to finish!
Being scared was a great motivator and forced me to seriously follow an 11-week training schedule, and I pushed myself more than I thought I could. When race day came, I was nervous, yet super excited, and when I crossed that finish line, I felt the biggest adrenaline rush, it was a serious high!
Since then, I’ve continued the tradition of running Broad Street every year, and have done some half marathons on my own. I’m toying with the idea of a full marathon too…we’ll see 😉
Next month I’m running in the Newport Half Marathon in Jersey City. I ran it last year, and had a blast. I think that mostly had to do with the fact that we were in the middle of planning our wedding in Jersey City and the route ran right by our venue, the spectacular Liberty House! It was so much fun to mentally wedding plan while covering 13.1 miles 🙂
I’m not sure what will keep my mind going this year, I suppose instead of planning, I’ll just be reminiscing about our amazing (yet snowy!) wedding day and enjoying the unbeatable NYC views.
So, for my upcoming race I’ve decided to loosely follow this Nike training program I found on Pinterest. Even though I already make running a big part of my weekly workouts, following some sort of plan gives me confidence so I feel prepared!
I’ll be sure to report back how it went – hopefully no snow! 😉
Question for you:
How do you prepare for races? Any exciting events coming up?