Saturday, October 31, 2015

Slow progress

I'm still trying to figure out my daily routine in my new city. I'm not regularly getting up early enough to hit the treadmill in the morning. I have started taking walks at work to help sharpen my brain.  Today though I spent half an hour on the treadmill.  My intention is to put in a couple weeks of 3-5 days a week to start building the routine and the stamina up, then start in on Galloway's half marathon program. I won't get all the way through it before race day, but I'll be a heck of a lot better off than if I just winged it myself and I need the structure to keep me on target.

However, I did get myself some new shoes. I have some lovely Brooks Adrenaline GTs again. I went a half-size up over the previous pair. The smaller size was marginally too short in the toebox. By comparison, these feel huge, but objectively are closer to the size they should be. We'll see if I keep my toenails after long training sessions.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Three Months to Go

In approximately three months, I'll participate in the 2nd Disneyland StarWars half marathon.  Three months after that, I'll participate in the inaugural Walt Disney World StarWars half marathon. 

So far I haven't been very consistent in hitting the treadmill. Moving cross country and getting settled into a new job and new residence have left me struggling to establish a good routine that involves training. Now that the calendar is edging closer and closer to race day, I simply need to prioritize training and shift the other stuff that has been getting in the way to a lower rank. It's all about priorities and doing FIRST what you deem is most important.  I can't do everything I want to do, but I sure as heck can do what I think is the most important.