Life... it's been insane. I have finished my first semster of nursing school with a big fat 4.0. I've also struggled a ton in personal relationships and lost myself along the way. I signed up a couple of months ago to run the Ragnar Relay on an American Cancer Society team, even raised a bunch of money for it... and I've sat around getting fatter.. not doing anything to train for it.. until now!! THANKFULLY... I think I am officially back! I've gained about 15 lbs since I moved back to Utah in November... this means I am 15 lbs heavier than I was last year when I was running like a champ! I realize that with my training for this event I've GOT to get back on track and get at least 10 lbs off. I run faster when I'm lighter.. it's easier on my joints... and I threw all my fat clothes away so if I gain another lb I'm going to have to be naked except on school days when I am required to wear nice, roomy, scrubs! :)
I ran a half marathon relay on Saturday... which means I ran half of a half or 6.55 miles. I did this without training and had my ass handed to me. The entire time I was running I kept thinking... running may be like riding a bicycle but running fast means I HAVE TO TRAIN!! I finished with a pace of 10:10... and was far from thrilled. A year ago Saturday I had ran a 10k (6.1 miles) with a pace of 8:23. I was in shape... now I'm a shape.. just more of an apple than a healthy fit gal (on a side note my husband is thrilled with the return of two big lumps of fat that cover my pectoral muscles).
Today I started my training schedule for ragnar with a strength workout and a 40 minute run. I am going to start blogging daily and will be posting my workout logs. You are welcome to them. If you have questions about what a specific exercise is, email me and I will try to answer them. You can also google most anything listed on the page.
I start school again on Thursday... I still am trying to figure out exactly how to balance school, my marriage, being a mom, and making time for MYSELF with my husbands nutty schedule (he goes to work at 5am and gets home at 7pm 4 days a week). I also have to figure out how to get over the fact that my husband firmly believes that taking time for me is just incredibly selfish. It has always been this way... but I've let it become an excuse.. and I can't do that anymore! NO MORE EXCUSES!!
I have 6 weeks to train... I'm ready to bring it! I think...