|I finally got my hair cut- took a few inches off, it feels so much better!|
#1- If I want to run faster, I need to train faster. Seems fairly obvious right? For some reason I guess I thought the more miles I logged the easier running would be and I would just magically get faster over time. But it just doesn't work that way, and I didn't really believe it until I started the Run Less, Run Faster program last August. I got over my fear of running track repeats, tempo runs and managed to knock about 15 minutes off of my previous half marathon time, finishing under 2 hours! If I want to run faster I need to train faster, the end.
#2- Trying to lose weight while training for a marathon is harder than it sounds. I don't know how to explain it, but I have a heck of a time trying to cut calories and put in high miles each week. After reading other blogs, I know I am not alone. Last year one of my resolutions was to reach my goal weight- yaaaeeehhh that didn't happen. In fact I am a couple of pounds heavier than I was at this time last year. I blame December mostly.
|My new "gym"|
|My coach here makes sure my form is correct. Please ignore the |
random clutter- I obviously do!
|One of these days I can be as buff as my son and do chin ups.|
|Oh yeah- and we bought a new car last week- 2011 Chev Traverse. Love it!!|
What races are on your 2012 wish list?
What do you think of my new car?
Did you make any New Year's resolutions?
Are you going to watch Biggest Loser this season?