Tuesday, August 24, 2010

no turning back now!

I started week 4 of couch to 5k today after a full day off yesterday (aside from a 20 minute dog walk!). For some reason I was really nervous and doubting I could do it. Probably because this is the point where I stopped the last time. I did really well considering it was a full 16 minutes of running although I couldn't do my additional 30 minutes of incline interval walking. My legs just weren't having it and I'm sure tomorrow will be a little easier.

I'm (still) so motivated and full of energy which is a good thing


as of this morning

I'm a registered participant of the Georgia Half Marathon.

I looked closely at the route for the first time this morning and at this point can't even really fathom the distance even though the course is through all familiar territory. I just have to put all fears aside and convince myself I will be able to do this by March. It's fun to have a huge goal but utterly terrifying at the same time.

I've been eating great as well and seeing big changes in my body, though not as much on the (damn) scale. I blame that on my weightlifting efforts at Body Pump but like I've said a million times before, I know it's necessary for my overall fitness. I'm hoping for at least a pound or 2 for my weigh in on Friday - the second to the last in the challenge! We're going out tomorrow night and I really need to compensate for that all week. If I'm careful, I can fit in a rosemary infused grapefruit margarita in a mason jar (my favorite drink on earth). Plus, grapefruit juice is healthy ;)


  1. Woohoo, you will rock the half marathon girl! You can do it!

  2. So excited for your half marathon! My advice is to NOT look at the course - it's too scary. Just keep doing what you are doing and you'll be fine. Congratulations on making that huge commitment!!!

  3. You are doing awesome, Tina, and you will rock that race! :)

    Ok, that margarita sounds like heaven. I must try one of those (after having this baby of course.) LOL

  4. Congrats on officially registering! It was a huge step for me to enter my half-marathon race too. You can do it! Just keeping thinking about how amazing it'll feel to cross the finish line!

  5. you can totally do this!!! I'm excited to follow your training!!

  6. Margaritas without MEEEE???? lol :)

  7. I'm so glad you've left yourself adequate time to prepare. I don't want to be a buzzkill, but I've found so many people register for a 1/2 marathon without taking into consideration how incredibly grueling the training can be, and then either don't do it, or get injured. I've done 5 so far, but was woefully under-prepared for my first one and made myself really sick.

    That said--here's a training plan: http://www.activetrainer.com/half-marathon-training-schedule?cmp=16-5209

    ...and good luck!!

  8. I can't think of a better person I'd rather be doing this with! :-)