Before I get going, I want to thank you all for the support you showed me Friday. This team is as solid as ever, and I'm proud to be a part of it - and I know we're all going to kick butt come January! Keep supporting each other - keep moving forward - and we'll join hands....figuratively if not literally - on Main Street!
After a slightly more indulgent weekend than planned (the BBQ was the killer - the folks who were supposed to bring the chicken showed up an hour after everyone had eaten!) including a BBQ for the fourth and a nice birthday dinner for Amber (grilled mahi-mahi and tuna steak with basmati rice as well as a strawberry spinach salad - and instead of ice cream? TCBY for dessert!) - where I'm SURE I've gained at least 3-4 pounds since last week...mostly water...and that gas station stop, etc....
Anyhow....after ALL that.
Tomorrow begins the regimented training program.
Now - why not do 14 weeks then maintain? Because if I don't have a challenge - a goal - or a way to strive for more - I'll falter. I know it. So the 28 weeks carries me to the race.
I've already investigated the menu at the restaurant at the Charles Hotel in Boston - and I'll be having fish and chicken a lot. :) Breakfast and lunch are provided by my seminar, so I'll make do there the best I can - but this is not a vacation, therefore, no splurging.
PLUS - I'll be mapping out my runs for the two running days I'm there in advance.
I'm really excited about this - I'm going to try to push harder for better results, and I think the weight training will help in that regard. I look forward to some dramatic changes in my body and my abilities!
PLUS!!! At the insistence of my FEET and LEGS - I'm adding an ACTUAL STRETCHING component to my workouts. I know! Post-workout stretching?! Who'd have thunk it?!?! I tried it this morning after my Safeway loop...and it seems to have helped! I'm nursing a shin splint....
And starting tomorrow - I'll be posting times and distances again! YAY!
MAIN STREET AWAITS!