Jess*ca Marie-Taylor (jasmin) wrote,
Jess*ca Marie-Taylor

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Training for Delaware

Training for Wilmington has begun.  I bought some new running shoes and have been doing a variety of different forms of cardio / cross-training in the last 2 weeks.  I haven't found a consistent, steady plan to follow yet at this time, but I'm working on it.  Delaware is March 15.

I don't feel terribly out of shape, though; actually, I'm feeling pretty good, and lost about 2 1/2 pounds last week.  I have changed my eating quite a bit by avoiding fried foods and drinking much more water.  It's not always easy either.  For example, yesterday, Adam got chicken tenders and fries, and though it looked delicious, I settled on a garlic herb chicken breast with broccoli and a roasted potato.  I had a fruit salad a little later.  We also went out to dinner on Sunday, and again, I skipped the fries and got a side salad, as well as grilled instead of fried chicken (I LOVE CHICKEN) in my wrap.  The little changes are making the differences, though.

I find it really hard to train, and much easier to just run the halves / full marathons in one shot.  I know that my body can't keep up with that, and I'm trying not to make it.  I just find that when I know I'm only doing 3 miles, I make time for myself to stop; however, if I know I have to run 13, I tend to run until about mile 10, and then I make the effort to stop.  I don't know why that is, but I need to get back to where I just run the 3 miles.  Granted, I didn't stop that much in mile 3...I just didn't really motivate myself to keep going.  I did finish strong though for the last 1/2 mile, but the first 1/2 of the mile was weak.

*SIGH.*  I go back to work tomorrow.  That will be nice.  Although I like the day to myself, I do get bored.  Plus, there's a lot to be done before the state math test March 3 (EEK!).  My kids should be fine as long as they do not make careless mistakes. I'm going to have to have a talk with some of them this week (and in some cases, again).

On that note, I'm going to go shower.  I'm probably disgusting from my run.  Hope all is well where you are <3


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Wilmington isn't that far from where I live (maybe two and a half hours?). Will you have any free time while you're there, or is it a business-only trip?
We're getting there Saturday afternoon, and the race is Sunday...we will be without car, though, and I'm guessing you don't want to make the trip out? We may get a car, but there is no guarantee :-P
I admire you so much! Where do you get the drive and motivation to do all of these?
Aw, thanx friend!

My goal keeps me motivated -50 states, 50 1/2 marathons (well, 48 + 2 fulls for FL and MI)! I am hoping to do Nashville, Denver, L.A. (w/ Kimba coming to cheer me on!), Detroit, and Vegas before the year is through, which means I will have 12 states done! WOHOO!

Vegas is a BIG maybe, as is Denver unless I get a flight deal that Lucky may help me with, but L.A., Nashville, and Detroit are definites (as well as Wilmington, obviously :)).

How are you? You still going to do Detroit with me?