Friday, April 1, 2011

Mission: 13.1

Happy Friday and happy April. Happy baseball season and happy final four! So much to be happy for today. Guess what...I'm off to do workout number five in my quest to run a half marathon in the fall!Did I tell you I started a work-out program this week to train, slowly and methodically, for running in a race? I did. And I am SO very sore. How did I get so pitifully out of shape?! I've been athletic my whole life until... and I think I can pinpoint this pretty well... until I discovered blogging. Three. Years. Ago. Oh dear. That's 1095 days of not breaking a sweat! Yes, I've hiked and skied, but recently I haven't been consistent or passionate about either. So when I received a text last Friday from my sister saying, "I put link on fb for you to check out. If you are interested... there are only a few spots left!" I warily opened facebook. I found this link. And I honestly signed up to train for and run in the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Fransisco in October.I've never run that far before. But I'm going to! So, on day five I'll ask you... do you know what muscles do when you haven't worked them for three years, then one day you wake them up by split squatting, fluttering, crunching, and lunging them? They cause you great, great pain. Ow. But I'm stretching, things are popping (in a good way), and I'm definitely waking up my body. It's a beautiful day and I'm ready for workout five! Periodically I'll fill you in on my progress, mostly to keep myself accountable. I'll have my iphone during training runs and I'm not above stopping to take pretty pictures for you... it wouldn't be as fun without my camera, people! So, here I go. I hope you have a beautiful weekend. Thank you for visiting me here this week!

photos via Rachel Cosgrove, my on-line trainer, and Nike.

11 comments:

Ren- Lady Of The Arts said...

good luck!

liza said...

Thank you, Ren!

Lucy said...

Hi Aunt Liza,
I am so excited we are all doing it together! Are you doing the 5k training first? Should be fun! Hopefully the soreness will go away soon!

lucy

dotblogg said...

wow! good job Liza! I admire you! I don't like running but this or next weekend I'm going to take me bike out of the cellar and use it!:))
hugs and good luck!
J.

liza said...

Hi Lucy! I'm excited too. Yes, 5k first then on to the half after 12 weeks of 5k. Day 5 down!

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Oh.My.Oh.My...I am impressed! Wishing you lots of luck. You are an inspiration!
xOx

red ticking said...

oh sweetie... i am behind you 100%! i do pilates, yoga and walk... and try to bend at the waist when i can... he he

have a great weekend! xx

Little Life Changes said...

ah, liza! you are an inspiration. i LOVE that you're training for a half marathon--best of luck and can't wait to hear more progress updates!

liza said...

Thank you, everyone! megan... are you starting a new blog????

A Perfect Gray said...

you've inpsired me. I used to run a little but have stopped for one reason or another. My goal - get back at it!

donna

liza said...

Go, Donna!!

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