Things continue to be a little crazy in my world. 2012 just doesn’t seem to be off to a real great start but I sure hope that’s changing soon! I seem to break most things I touch the last few weeks. From my stove to my car. On the positive side, while still far from close to coming home, mom has had a couple of pretty good days so the more we can string together the better off we will be.
As for week 1 of 70.3 training. Well I wouldn’t say I nailed it but I do feel like I’m back in the routine of training each day. I only missed one day last week, what I didn’t do was get some of the two a days in. So I managed 2 swims – 3 runs and one bike. This week we will work on doubling up a couple of times.
Diet, that too was much improved last week. Not perfect by any means but there was some control there. I actually decided to try to incorporate some vegetarian days into my diet. I’m not sure why other than that truly I don’t really eat that much meat as it is. I am not ready, and may never be ready to commit to being a vegetarian, I really do like a good hamburger once in awhile, but I thought it would be interesting to see if I miss it. I really didn’t. I went 4 days with no meat and the other 3 I ate at least a little meat. When my older son Josh heard this he threatened to move out if I became a vegetarian....a little bit of an idle threat... especially when he leaves for the Marines in June. I’m going to continue to try for at least 4 meatless days a week. And along that lines I have a really good couscous salad recipe that I made and will try to post later this week, the meat lover son even liked it.
Training for ½ marathon that is coming up on the 15th of April, that’s right... 3 weeks from yesterday...that has not improved much. I managed to make it 6 miles yesterday. They are 6 of the slowest miles I’ve done in.....well a long time. This has the very real potential of being a personal worst, and my worst was already pretty bad. My first ½ was right at 3 hours, yes I’m slow. I had high hopes of being able to get under 2:30 at this one, I was close last year and prior to the ending of my training mid February I was on track to break 2:30 but those 4 weeks with no running have just left me with what seems like no fitness at all.I'll just keep plugging away and even if I have to walk the whole thing I will be out there doing that 1/2.