I took this photo of myself...after my run this morning ...we had to post a picture of ourselves on group today, the start of August.
Great that its a Monday and the beginning of August, good for new beginnings.
When I looked out my bedroom window at 6am I saw that it was going to be a good summers day...finally...some sunshine. Am praying the whole of August will bring on the good weather as June and July were terrible with so much ran, I never got to run outdoors much.
A few months ago I set out to do a Half Marathon on the 4 September in Fulda, but with not getting to train the longer distances, it was never longer than 10 km ( 6.2 miles ) I decided I had left it too late and was not going to run it anymore.
After sharing this with my neighbor who said she would do it with me, she has about 4 half marathon's under her belt, she has motivated me to do the marathon saying I'm running fit and just need to do a few longer runs and will be ready.
So today I ran 14.11km ( 8.7 miles ) without walking and felt good...it was harder in the beginning that the end as the first 7 km ( 4.3 miles ) is mostly uphill...
I plan to do 16 km ( 9.9 miles ) next week. the following week 18 km ( 11.18 miles )
The last week 18/20 km ( 12.42 miles ) and then I will be ready...for the 21 the next Saturday
In between I will do shorter and faster runs...
I know I will be fine...I saw today that I felt great and could have gone further.
My new training program started today...
Day one was all cardio....my run of 1 hr and 34 mins
Tomorrow is weights and I teach a class tomorrow night for fun....
Today my eating was just where I wanted it to be.
Breakfast ~ 2 boiled eggs, 1 slice wholewheat toast, Apple, Green Tea
Snack ~ 100ml Kefir with 1 scoop protein powder
Lunch ~ Fish and Salad
Snack ~ Greek yogurt, flaxseed and 1 tsp of organic peanut butter
Dinner ~ Chicken pieces cooked with onion and mushrooms, broccoli and cauliflower, 2 Tsp Quark.
Had 2 cups of Green Tea, still got one to go before bedtime
Over 8 glasses of water.