So, I have had a few set-backs, most of them mental, but I have to find the resolve to meet my goals. I have consistently, in the past, set myself up to fail, I guess because I was afraid of success, or maybe didn't feel worthy of it. I'm really not sure what the reason is that I sabatoge myself constantly, but I need to fake it till I make it, and Stop That Crap!!
I sat down at lunch today and figured out that if I start training today, I will barely have enough time to complete the Couch to 5k plan before the Diva on May 20. I have worked all year in a dance class, and recital is June 3, so I won't be able to have the surgery until after that. (I've worked too hard all year to miss that, even if I will feel/look old up there on stage.)
So here's how the schedule looks for me....
Couch to 5k training starts tonight, and will be finished on May 20 when I do the Diva 5k in Myrtle Beach. I will continue to run weekly until surgery, which I am going to try to schedule for June 4.
Surgery June 4, or sometime that week.
4 weeks to recover lets me start my Half Marathon training program on the week of July 2 for the Battleship Half Marathon on November 4.
Immediately "start" the training program over again to speed myself up and continue to build endurance again on the week of November 5, which will give me enough time to get completely through the program with a few weeks to spare for the Princess Half Marathon on February 24, 2012.
Here's to a good year of training.
I am also doing Weight Watchers online to work on my eating habits, and will be swimming on the days I don't run, as well as doing some resistance training to work on my lean muscle to help my body burn off some of this fat. In a perfect world I would be at my goal weight by the Princess Half next year...but we're just going to bust butt, and make sure we can get there, injury free, and finish it this year. I WILL NOT be catching a bus to the finish line next year!!