Long story short (if that is even possible)…In the last 3 years, my life was flipped upside down! I went from a stay-at-home mom to a divorced mom who works full-time! Can you say STRESS? I loved yoga but it just wasn’t cutting it! With all my stress, and lets face it, I was a tad bit angry, I needed to do something else. I wasn’t finding zen…and I sure as hell wasn’t harnessing my chi just doing yoga. So I began running. I was never really a runner….always had a hard time breathing. I discovered the reason why…asthma! Who knew! Once I figured that out, running was a lot easier.
So I ran…and what do you know, I was finally sleeping. It’s amazing how much better you feel once you have slept! I know myself…even though it made me feel better, if I don’t have a goal, I tend to give up on things. So, I signed myself up for a 10k. I started to train for that in July. I have never run more than a 5k so I didn’t know if I could even do it. I have an amazing trainer!!! Not only did he think I could run the 10k, he believed I could run a half! I am so grateful he believed in me especially since I didn’t believe in myself! I trusted his judgement so I said yes. He created a schedule that was flexible to meet my needs. He’s awesome!
October 19, 2013: Indianapolis, Indiana. 42º and raining! Are you freakin’ kidding me? We contemplated saying fuck it…but we both trained too hard to turn back now! A few miles into the race and my IT Band decided to introduce itself to me…holy crap that hurts! I kept going and finished the race. Crap ass time, but I finished! I hobbled back to the car, and I could barely walk for days afterwards…the pain was unbearable but I had a huge ass smile on my face. Why? I accomplished a huge and what I thought, an unattainable goal! I ran a half-marathon! Wow!
Fast forward to today…
I think I may have lost my mind…I signed myself up for the Indianapolis Marathon. October 18th! Dear God, what the hell have I done? Lou, my personal trainer, figured out my training schedule…added some strength training and cross-training…bam. A solid training schedule. Wish me luck…I may need it! 🙂
My grandpa never liked saying goodbye. He felt that was too final…So he always said so long.
Until next time…so long!
PS-My personal trainer, Lou, is a fantastic trainer/running coach! If it wasn’t for him, I would have never attempted a half, let alone finish one! He is also a boxing coach! How cool is that? His workouts are killer…seriously!