well the time has come!....yes i cant put it off any longer... i must start training for my half marathon which is looming, october 9 is just around the corner. Although my back isnt 100% well ive gotta start running as within the next 14 weeks i have a week at the snow, a road trip interstate and a trip to bali which will try and off road my training.
the plan is to take it slow...lots of strength and yoga training on rest days to help my back and keep my core, im also going to swim more often .
Can i tell you a secret though? Im scared, im scared that i wont be able to do it. My mentality has always been 'if i train my mind my body will follow' so when my back gave in on my first long run a little over 3 months ago..nothing made sense to me anymore. My mind was still strong willed and i tried over and over to push through the pain but i just couldnt and this was really fustrating for me!
Over the past months i have learnt about core strengh and the importance of cross training and the R word
So i suppose theres nothing left to do than to try..im going to try and do this...and if i end up walking a bit..well then thats what i will do...this is my first half marathon therefore it will be a bench mark to set for self which i can choose to improve on in the future. I'm refusing to believe that my body wont be able to overcome this injury or like i have been told i 'just wasnt born to be a runner'. Whether this me being determind, stubborn or stupid im not sure..
So here i go...and i suppose ill take all of you with me ..ill keep you posted
Thought for the Day
Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.