Training Tuesday – 7/26

12 days to go.

Wait, 12?!

[PS – I’m $35 short of my goal. If any one could throw in even $5, I’d appreciate it!]

I feel like I’m not prepared for this, but I know I’m going to do my best. And even if I’m not feeling prepared, I know I’m better off than I was two weeks ago. I’ve gotten up every other morning [following with the C25K plan] to run. I may not always like it, because who actually enjoys getting up at 5 am? [Dear MIL, I love you; don’t answer that. ;)]

Okay, fine. By the time I drag myself to the basement and on to the treadmill, it’s closer to 6. I have learned a few valuable lessons, though. I need to eat before I run, or I feel ill. Cheerios suck when you’re eating them without sugar. I feel better on the days I drink a lot of water. I feel almost like I could be a rock star and start running every day, or at least close to every day.

Assuming I get my DIY5K in this week – which I need to do because it’s almost the end of July – I’ll have put in 70 miles this year. I know some people run that much in a month, but I’m really proud of myself. I’m thinking I’ll be able to set goals in terms of how many miles I’d like to run in a month soon.

It’s exciting.

Linking up to three pugs & a baby for Training Tuesday.

Training Tuesday – 19 days to go

Linking up with three pugs & a baby today for Training Tuesday.

In 19 days, I will walk into Yankee Stadium for the first time ever, and it won’t be for a baseball game. [They’ll actually be playing the Red Sox on Sunday Night Baseball that night.]

I’m running a 5k there. It’s the Damon Runyon 5k for Cancer Research. This is the race that inspired me to start C25K in the first place. When I heard about it, I thought, ‘Wow, that sounds really cool! I want to do that!’ So I started the C25K. And then I got pregnant with Little Bear and things kind of a took a tanker from there. I was totally cleared to continue running, but I was so zapped from exhaustion that not only did Butter watch an absurd amount of television, but I couldn’t find the motivation to get on the treadmill.

I was completely determined to be read this year, and I asked two of my best friends to run with me. In the spirit of fun, our team is called Team 33. Hey, I couldn’t help it. We’re also planning to run in Cliff Lee t-shirts. I expect boos, but hey, I’m a Phillies fan. We’re used to those, even though we’re usually on the giving end. 😉

I haven’t been exactly consistent with my training, and I know that’s going to cause some trouble when I actually get to race day, but I’m determined to keep up and have a good time. And it’s my first race, so I can’t do anything but improve, right?