Monday, November 17, 2008
I TOTALLY forgot to mention that I started training for the National Marathon today. I'm SO excited! It feels really good to be in a training schedule again. The ironic thing is that today was my cross training day, so I didn't even run today. But it just felt good to pick up my old Hal Higdon training schedule. It felt like meeting up with an old friend. (Albeit, an extremely demanding, difficult but eventually AWESOME friend.)
Today was my first day working at Sarah's Candy Cottage in Idaho Falls. (If you're ever in IF, check out Sarah's. They make really good chocolate and they give out free samples. But beware, you might get hooked!) I got to make candy bars today. Crazy, huh? I'm working at Sarah's for the Christmas season. I felt like I was in the movie "Chocolat" - minus Johnny Depp, sadly. It was so fun! Hopefully it will be fun throughout the entire holiday season!! I had on my little apron and I was pouring and stirring chocolate then I trimmed off the edges because I overpoured so many of the bars. Ooops! They forgave me, though, since it was my first day. Hopefully tomorrow I'll do much better.
Sunday, November 2, 2008
Oh my gosh! I just registered for the National Marathon. March 21st! I'm so excited! I can't wait to get out and race again. I had no idea what I was missing out on! It's so hard but it's such a rush to do a marathon. I'm excited for every aspect. I think that training for this race will be easier because I'll be able to envision what the race is like. I guess every race is different but I can't wait to feel that energy and excitement the racers have. I always played team sports and I love feeling like I'm part of a group again. Part of a group of people out trying to push themselves and their limits. I'm not out there to win - obviously, I'm not even close to that level - but I love the feeling of setting a personal goal and then doing it. It feels amazing! This time I'm going to try to beat my time on my first marathon. Eventually, I want to qualify for Boston and I also want to start doing some triathlons. Of course, someday I want to do an Ironman but that's still a ways away. For now, I'm just going to focus on improving for this marathon and cross training with weights, biking, and swimming to start phasing in the triathlons. It should be exciting! Well, for me, anyway. It might be painfully boring for you to read about. :-)