Friday, October 30, 2009

Goals

Hello, friends. I haven't posted about running or working out or anything here in awhile, mostly because I have a separate outlet for that right now. I have a great group of encouraging girls that help with workouts, food, accountability, everything. I am making my way through the C25K program (just started week 4 today!)...running 3x a week, doing weights and abs 5x a week, and just generally starting to feel like my body is firming up in all the right places.

I am feeling great with my runs, but have really wanted a good goal to keep me on track. I plan on running the Coach Hep 5k that I ran this past May...but, um, that's in May. 6 months away. I will be done with my C25K program in 5 weeks...and I need something else. A different goal. A bigger goal. Something...you know, scary and life-changing.

After lots of discussions, emails, tweets, and gchat marathons, Jenn and I have signed up for the 2010 Chicago Half Marathon! We are excited/scared/nervous/thrilled/you name it. The race is on September 12th, 2010...so we have LOTS of time to train. Our plan is: finish C25K, then move on to a 10k training plan, and then...1/2 marathon training! Whew! It is just far enough away that it seems completely doable, and even though running 5 minutes at a time is still stressing me out, I know we'll be able to do this.

I'll keep you updated periodically on our training and our progress...I think we'll need all the support we can get! Go us!

14 comments:

Taryn said...

Congratulations! That sounds awesome. (Well not to me- but I am happy for you!)

bianca said...

That's so exciting!!! It's super important to have a group that's encouraging. I need to get back on the diet/workout regimen but it's so hard to get motivated :( I'm super excited for you - I can't wait to hear how it's going!

kilax said...

How exciting! I hope you post more about it. It's smart to take the mileage on slowly like this. :)

Jenn said...

yay us!!! here's to "project don't die while training for half marathon" cheers!!

Lucky in Love said...

Good luck my friend! That is so exciting :)

Mrs. Hibit said...

Umm, whoa! That's incredible! I ran competitively for 8 years before ever considering a long race. Your motivation is inspiring. I look forward to reading more about it!
...and maybe I'm a leeetle jealous that you're running close-ish to my homeland. Why did I move West again?

Wearing Mascara said...

I am so excited for you! This is amazing and you can do it!

Just Anonymous Prep said...

Oh I'm so envious of your half marathon goal - that sounds like so much fun! Good luck!

Jennifer said...

Congrats! That's so exciting!

Susannah said...

Wow Shaina, that is great! I know you can do it=give us some more info on the program you are doing now. That sounds cool!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Wow! Signing up for the Chicago half is awesome!

d.a.r. said...

So excited for you and Jenn!!! I can't wait to hear how the training goes!

brown eyed girl said...

Yay!! Good luck and do keep me posted on how it goes. I want to run a 5k but am scared to death. Seriously!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

that sounds awesome girl!! you'll totally rock it! keep us updated on your progress. i'll be cheering you on!