As I sit and wait for Tropical Storm Bill to grace Houston with his presence, I thought this would be the perfect time to write an update.
I know they’re few and far between but I feel like I’m getting back on the horse, so to speak, and into a new routine of working out again. I’ve been making healthier choices with food because let’s face it, you can’t out train a bad diet!
I’ve signed up for the Houston Marathon and set my sights on finishing alive. A group of my nearest and dearest friends (minus 2) have signed up so I know there will be a great group out on the road and training too. I’ve begun to run again, and bike, post injury and have discovered very quickly how unfit I am just in a short amount of time! It is definitely a wake up call and I’ve been putting in the time and hours because half an hour or an hour now will save me so much panic later! I want to feel ready at the start line.
I’m also starting to prepare as if I’m doing Austin 70.3 but will sign up later as it’s a lot of $$$!
I have a few more weeks before I head back to the UK to renew my visa and I need to get my butt in gear and hopefully tone up a bit before I hit the other side of the pond. I probably won’t be able to swim or bike there so I want a strong base before I leave. *Off to pinterest I go to find some strength workouts*.
I think I’m finally out of my funk! YAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!
So I had a bit of an accident at work today and I fell on the keyboard and accidentally entered all my info and signed up for the full Houston Marathon!!!! Eek!
I also went for my first outdoor run since my injury in March in honor of National Running Day, although I’m disappointed that there weren’t any big events going on at Memorial Park like there are normally. I walked a 2 mile stint after unexpectedly bumping into a friend (yay for great surprises) and then he had to leave so I started to run and ran into my physical therapist who gave me a high 5 and off I ran!
I started way too fast and wasn’t even close to being used to the heat so faded fast. Halfway around the loop I had to walk for a bit and then continued slow running to the end. I felt virtuous for having managed 2 loops of varying speeds. Better get my tush back out there and start running full loops if I’m going to manage Austin 70.3 and Houston 26.2!!!
Tomorrow is National Running Day!!! I was given the green light to try running at the weekend so I hit the gym and did a slow mile Saturday and a slightly quicker 2 miles on Sunday. I had physio Monday and back again tomorrow. Today I saw the specialist and I have to go back in a month to check in to see if I need an MRI to look for any ligament/tendon tears. I’m feeling very positive today so I’m hopeful that I should be good without the MRI.
My group of buddies has decided to sign up for Austin 70.3 so I think I have reset my 70.3 goal for November 8th. One of my super tri friends (L) is talking about signing up for the Houston marathon and so is my PT. I have been considering it but training for long runs mid week and then super long runs at the weekend will be my downfall. I am not good with motivating myself to go that far alone so tomorrow will be the deciding day and potentially the sign up day for Houston 26.2 2016.
Who else has new goals or upcoming races?