Half-Marathon Goal Set

I really dropped the ball. It is strange how sometimes when I’ve achieved a major goal I feel satisfied for awhile and feel like I don’t need to keep pushing and book in the next goal. So, here I am facing the reality that since the summer I have not been the runner I was. In fact, in many ways I feel as though I am starting right from the very beginning. It is a sad reality and I am using this blog, again, to use as a motivator and way to document my progress as I get back to being the runner that I want to be.

This week I set my new goals – and they are massive. I am terrified of one in particular: a half-marathon on June 26, 2016. That is about 30 weeks from today. Yikes! I also have an 8K on March 20, 2016 to prepare for. Seeing all this in writing in front of me scares me far more than it did when I thought up to register for the runs. It’s official though and there isn’t any turning back now. Commitment to this is unchanged. The reality of what I have got myself into, though, has changed since I registered. This is nearly impossible feat – did I set myself up for failure? I am just going to pretend that I didn’t just write that. I am setting myself up to be as successful as possible. That is all that can be said for now.

I haven’t really decided on a plan yet. I have chosen a 12 week half-marathon plan for when it creeps closer to the half-marathon date but in these first 15 weeks leading up to starting that plan I am not 100% sure how I want to go about preparing. I know that I had the most success with doing the one-mile every single day and keeping consistent with daily running. So, I think that that is where I should start first. Over the summer I did one mile a day. This time I think I will kick it up gradually: one week one mile every day, one week two miles every day, one week three miles a day. I may need to do a few weeks at two and three miles to set my base. Outside of this, I have no plan. I definitely feel overwhelmed with my goal and what to succeed at it so badly that I am also feeling unable to begin. But I am putting my emotions aside about it and just going to get out there and do it.

Today is day one of the week of doing one mile a day for the entire week.

By the end of the week I would like to have a more concrete plan on how I am going to make all this work. I will record it here.