I think I am getting the hang of treadmill running. I still strongly dislike it, but I have found ways to at least get through it – which is a win in my book! The key for me, at least for now until I get bored with this trick, is to keep upping the speed every 2 to 3 minutes and I change the incline periodically. Another win for me, I ran my fastest 4 miles on a treadmill today. I normally run treadmill miles fairly slow, mainly just because I am so bored, but today I finished 4.1 miles in 34:23. Wahoo! It’s the little victories right?!
I have finally and officially decided on my first race of 2014. I originally really wanted it to be the Surf City Half Marathon in Huntington Beach, CA but that weekend isn’t going to pan out for me anymore. Which is probably for the best because it’s a 10 hour drive and would just end up costing me a lot more money than I need to be spending. My first race will be the Canyonlands Half Marathon in Moab (Canyonlands), UT. I’ve never been to canyonlands, but I think 3/4 of the people in Utah have and from what I hear it’s even more beautiful and scenic than Moab. So no, it did not take much convincing . The race is March 15 of next year so that gives me a little over 4 months to get back into half marathon shape. I think I can do that. I really wanted to get one in, in early Spring of next year because I know in about 1 month I am going to need some serious motivation to get myself to the gym. I would hope this does the trick! It will also be my first race in my new age group – yikes!
Have any of you heard of the Runners World Streaking Event from Thanksgiving to the New Year? I clearly heard about it a little late but I wish I would have known about it ahead of time. To participate you just have to run (at least) 1 mile a day from Thanksgiving to New Years. It’s just another way to make sure you don’t pack on the pounds during the holidays.
Have a great Friday everyone!