Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Resisting Halloween candy and taking it easy...

I decided against re-doing W1D1 on the advice of a friend and based on something I read online about starting a running program. I do not want to burn myself out or cause injury by over training and doing too much too soon. Instead, I took a brisk 1 mile walk (well, it felt brisk - it was only a 18.75 mile minute pace). I made a discovery about my walk/run route that I did not notice before... it is pretty dern hilly and the uphills are really challenging. Even in walking, it was a steep enough incline to have me huffing and puffing by the time I made it to the top. I don't believe any of the Disney runs are as hilly, so I guess this will be an advantage come race time??

Zaine and I are looking forward to W1D2 tomorrow and have decided we are going to do the Expedition Everest Challenge 5K in May 2012. It will be my first Disney race and includes a scavenger hunt. Afterwards, there is a party in Animal Kingdom and the park is closed except to the partygoers. It sounds like a blast and it will be so fun to do it with Zainie. I am toying with the idea of doing the Disney Wine & Dine 1/2 Marathon in early October of 2012, but we'll see. The goal is still the Princess 1/2 in 2013, but I do love Disney and I would love to do both these races if I am ready. In the meantime, I want to find a local 5K to do at the end of our C25K program that Zaine and I can run together.

I think tomorrow I will buy a kettle bell to use on my off days... just to do something different on non-run days. I can't run every day, right?

Oh, and I made it through Halloween without pigging out on candy!!! Something about trying to be healthier makes me not want chocolate as much. We'll see how long that lasts!

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