In 200 days I will be completing my 2nd New York City Marathon. Last year I was not able to start training for the marathon because I suffered a knee injury. It felt defeated but that turned around when I was able to volunteer for medals. I was able to greet my entire running family that finished and I remembered why I wanted to do the marathon in the first place.
Not everyone could say that completed a marathon. I know that I will not finish before that sun starts to set. I know that I will probably part of the determined group of walkers that just wants to finish.
Today marks the first day of “Amy getting her shit together of the marathon.” I have allowed stress and just straight bull shit get in the way of my goals. Regaining my massive muffintop depresses me terribly. I can’t let this keep going. I will do my best to update my blog daily. I want to track my success leading this marathon without putting it on Instagram and Facebook. I know I will periodically say something on those social media outlets but I feel my AWESOME blog is the best tool.
Right now, I am not doing more than 4 mile a month! This is not good. I have the Brooklyn Half coming and I don’t want to blow out my knee at that race. I need to get my mileage up. I need to get put my sneakers on.
The upside is I am doing a set of workouts from an online training I have been following for a few years. She focuses on strength training. That is something that I need, especially for my knee.
I am not a Weight Watchers member to do financial reasons connect to my divorce. I am using Lose It! and MapMyFitness to track my foods and intentional activities. I am using my Apple Watch for overall daily activity. I am happy that Lose It! and Apple finally figured out how to talk to each other. I really didn’t want to get yet another activity monitor after so many just giving up on life.
Cheers to marathon season!