Here I am... trying out this blogging thing. We'll see how it goes!
It's 4 days til Christmas - yay! That means my training for my first half marathon (gulp) starts in 5 days - yikes! Did you know that the end of April 2012 is a looooooong time from now?? (17 weeks to be exact) I mean - between now and then, we will change years...we will changes seasons...I will turn another year older.
The stats - my training begins Monday, December 26th - however it's just a gym workout - so I keep saying it starts Tuesday with my first actual run. My training schedule is 16 weeks - but I padded it a week because I know SOMETHING will get in my way. I've already registered for my race - which is the Country Music Marathon and Half Marathon here in Nashville on Saturday, April 28, 2012 <---------looong time from now - if you didn't get that the first time I mentioned it. =D
I can do this! Why not, right? I have the time, I have the recent athletic background, I have the drive... the want - but I'm freakin' scared to death! I'm mainly scared I'll quit in the middle of my training. That is ALL that goes through my head: 'what if I fail?' 'what if I don't finish the training?' I soooo need to switch my thoughts. I CAN do this! I keep hearing Jillian Michaels from The Biggest Loser in my head..."Do NOT stop unless you are gonna puke or pass OUT!!"