Again. That's how I feel, like I'm crossing a huge gap and I just need to get to the other side. After my last post I took Hubby to the Surgery Center and planned on doing a marsh walk. After getting to the marsh and scraping my car in one parking area and the other being locked, I came home. I still wanted to walk though, so I put on my shoes and headed out. I walked up to the college and around it, 45 minutes. I did not walk fast, I stopped to look at things along the way, but it sure felt good. It has been so long since I've done any outside activity that midway my legs started itching so bad.....It was driving me crazy. I actually stopped to scratch them a couple of times. It's been that long since I worked up enough internal heat to open those capillaries?? Yikes!!! That's okay because that is going to change starting right now. While I was walking I came up with a plan:
Until September 1st:
- Walk: at least 3 times a week
- Weights: at least 3 times a week
- Eating: Continue making healthy choices
Starting September 1st:
- Cardio: Back to C25K, probably starting at the beginning
- Weights: 3 times a week but take it up a notch
- Eating: Make a daily calorie goal and stick to it.
- New Years 10k
- GAR Readiness Series
- GAR - in 1 hour 30 minutes
- Various 10k to half marathons during the spring and summer
- Honolulu Marathon in December
I really want to run races again. I think I've reached that point mentally and emotionally that I'm ready to get down to it. I was in denial for a long time about my stress levels and my emotional things. I was eating a lot of my unhappiness and distress. I'm pretty sure I have faced them and conquered them and am on the path to recovery. I'm ready to try again. I loved the way I felt when I was working out all the time and doing races and such. I loved it. I want to feel that way again. I had boundless energy and drive, I was happy and content. I want that again, very much. So there is my plan to get it back. No excuses!!! Just Do It!!!