From Fat to Fit – What have I done?
Since the birth of my second baby I have been humming along with my exercise. In the very early weeks post partum I took things very easily, so while getting active, I was also careful to ensure that I was not pushing it too hard too soon.
Even though on some days I felt like I could do more I made sure that I reigned it in so that I didn’t damage my body which was, and still is, healing and repairing itself from pregnancy and labour. This is all without factoring in the broken sleep and extremely demanding 3 year old.
Anyway I have felt for a while that although I am happy to be getting active again I need something to spur me on and keep me going, so that in those times when I really really don’t feel like doing anything, I pretty much have to whether I want to or not.
So I went and found myself a goal.
I have signed up to run the Melbourne Half Marathon
– 13.1 miles
– 21.1 kilometres
– 104.8 furlongs
– 21,100 metres
– 23,056 yards
It is a distance that I have never done anything near before, and something that I genuinely don’t know if I will be able to complete. Which all means that I have to train for it. I absolutely have to because I would not be able to run that distance at the moment. No. Way. In. Hell actually.
Originally I thought (very briefly) about doing one in July but dismissed it as I really didn’t feel comfortable with it being such a short time and I didn’t want to kill myself training for it in such a short space of time risking injury.
Instead I have opted for the main October Melbourne Marathon which will give me 6 months to prepare – physically and mentally.
Training has started and so far I can run . . . . 1km
So you see there is a loooooong road ahead – see what I did there?! You see, you could say that a half marathon is a long road and I have a long way to go so an actual long road and a mental long road. Nothing like a bit of punnage (it’s a word) to lighten the mood.
. . . . Oh and just as an aside – I can’t believe I have to explain my jokes to you people – work with me here. 🙂