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The Journey of a Thousand Miles….

 

 

The Journey of a Thousand Miles Begins With One Step…

 

Or so they say.

And I am about to start another journey of a thousand miles.

 

After what felt like a disastrous year of running in 2013, which saw me log less than half the kilometers I had logged in each of the two prior years, I took a 2 full months of of running. I needed to regroup, refocus & rehabilitate from a few nagging aches and pains.  I also moved and started a new job, so the break from running came at a fortunate time.

It is amazing how hard running can feel when you haven’t done it for a couple months, so in mid-December, I laced up my shoes again and started the process of regaining my fitness.  I needed to get back to a place where I could run 10K comfortably.

You see, being able to run 10K comfortably is the requirement to register for marathon training, and since I have signed up to instruct the marathon clinic this season it was important that I get back in shape.

I’ve known for a while now that May 2014 would be the next time I attempt that ominous 42.2km(26.2m) distance, and I decided this time around that instead of paying to register for the clinic, I wouldn’t mind getting paid to instruct the clinic.  It has been something I have been interested in for a long time, but it never felt like the right time. This time, it felt right.

On January 7, 2014 clinic started with a 6k run that had me struggling to breathe, thanks to a lovely Christmas cold I was still recovering from.  Between the cold & prior commitments, I was only able to run 9 times in January, which wasn’t exactly the best start to training, but now that February is here, I’m ready to tackle the mileage and get back to wear I was 2 years ago when I ran my marathon PB.

I’m excited to be back at it.

I have to admit that 2013 was a hard year for me when it came to running. And, not being able to run as much as I was used to lead to a struggle with my weight.  Yes, I still work for WeightWatchers, and yes I am still in my healthy weight range, but I am not where I want to be.  As a result, the start of 2014 has been a struggle to get back to eating right, as well as a struggle to regain my fitness.   Now that January is behind us, and a bunch of roadblocks have passed, I’m ready to tackle my running and my eating habits in February, and get everything back to where I need/want it to be.

 

So, from now until May, I’m going to be here regularly, writing about training, and eating, and eating and training.

I invite you to join the conversation on my Facebook Page, Twitter, or Instagram, as I share my struggles and triumphs on the road to the marathon.

 

K.

 

 

 

 

 

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