Let the training begin

Today is start day for the AMR Strava Prove It Challenge through the Another Mother Runner Website. The goal is to run a half marathon on Mother’s Day. Seventeen weeks of training to PROVE I can do this again! I am also scheduled to run the Niagara Falls Women’s Half the first weekend in June, so I am going to use this training to get ready for this run as well so that I can really RUN it. My goal is 2:15. Lofty I know, that is knocking a full half hour off my time last July. I need a goal to work towards so this is it 🙂 Today’s training was an Easy 3 Miles….CHECK. I received the Forerunner 10 for Christmas and my first run on it was today. It was great to see RECORD RUN, FASTEST TIME. A little motivation. I like the fact that I am starting this challenge with fresh records. I can really see my improvement run after run. I am hoping to drop a few pounds along the road as well. I have also added my Garmin results to my Strava account so that my training schedule is out there for people to see, another level of accountability!

I also signed up for a 14 in 2014 Challenge this year. To run 14 runs in 2014. The first run I had on the schedule was for New Years day, however that didn’t happen – no excuses, it just did not happen. However I have since added a few virtual races to my roster for 2014, two happen to fall on January 25th, one with RUN FOR COOKIES and one with LICORICE AND OLIVES. I am going to do two separate runs on this day, one for each of these, as that is my long run for the AMR Challenge. My schedule has more than 14 runs in it for 2014 which is awesome, many of them being virtual races, or free races. I am hoping to keep the running budget in check for this year, as it does not take long for things to add up; so these virtual runs are wonderful. However I have signed up for a few races so that I gather a little bling throughout the year too.

I am off to a group fitness class tonight as well. It is good to be back into a routine, there is something to be said about the consistency and the ability to schedule things that makes life seem to be in balance.

Day 1 = New Start

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