Perhaps this is cliché but what the heck happened to September. I swear it was my birthday about a week ago! But fall really is coming! It’s suposed to cool off significantly this week, and yesterday we went up to the canyons and got a little taste of what’s to come.
Now that it is October and I am really starting to feel the pressure of my upcoming races. I have a 5K on the 15th. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I will most likely be able to run the entire thing without breaks, but I am OK with that. My goal for this week is to start with two miles (alternating running ½ mile with walking ¼) and increase by ¼ mile each workout. Sorry Couch to 5K program, I’ve totally abandoned you, but trust me it’s not you it’s me.
Oh and I almost forgot, three months and 25 days until my half marathon. I am really terrified that I am not going to be ready people! My training schedule looks fine on paper, but at the same time, I am so scared. Maybe being scared is good though because this way I will have that as an additional motivator.
The plan right now is 5K on the 15, then for the rest of October and November I am going to incorporate some speed work and start to slowly increase my mileage. Then I will start the 8 week half marathon training plan 🙂
Oh yeah did I mention that I only went on ONE run last week? Stupid cold. I am still not 100% but I am feeling up to pushing myself, so that’s good.
I am keeping this post short and sweet, mainly because I am having a hard time focusing.
Here is a friendly reminder, confidence is not something you just have it’s something you acquire and you don’t have to necessarily feel your best to be confident. Sometimes you have to fake it till you make it, and that’s OK. No matter what insecurities you feel inside, put them aside and remind yourself that you are awesome!