Today is day 40 of the 100-day exercise challenge and day 3 of the half marathon training program. Day 3 and I already did 1 1/2 miles? I like this! It came immediately after 45 minutes of Zumba to make it all the more challenging. I already feel in so much better shape than I did training for the full.
I realized too that if I can learn to consistently run a 9-minute mile, I can finish in under 2 hours. My baseline goal is to finish, but I'll be happy to finish in 2:20 and I'll be really happy to finish sub 2 hours.
The ultimate goal is to finish the full in October sub 4 hours. A 9-minute mile isn't even that fast! I can do this!
Who's with me? Lizzie? Are you in for the Martian? Carrie?
Here's a parting comment from Glamour magazine that helps keep things in perspective: "My thighs may not be skinny-mini, but they're strong - and they helped get me through every race! There's a real power that comes from knowing that."