132 Days To Go

I’ve decided to run a half-marathon.  As a “bit-of-a-fatty”, this is going to be a challenge!

I have let myself go a bit and found myself back in the obese range earlier this year.  I started running again a few months ago and I’m back on the Weight Watchers too!  To date, I’ve lost about 7 kg and I’m down to being in the overweight range but I want to lose another 10 kg to get back to a healthy weight range.  I’m worried, however, that I might be losing momentum, so I signed up for the Miura International Marathon in the half-marathon category!

To make myself a bit accountable and to provide a bit of motivation, I’ve decided to write about my progress as I train for this event.

I  had a look around at training schedules and iPhone apps for running and after doing a bit of playing around, I have decided to use the absolutely free, Runner’s World Smart Coach app.

After inputing some general information, it developed a plan for me.  And as luck would have it, today turned out to be a rest day!   I’m loving this plan already!

Part of the plan involves days when you either rest or do cross training.  I’ve decided to do Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred.

I’m so serious about this, that I went to a sport store today and bought hand weights and a mat. I was going to buy some new exercise clothes too but it turns out I’m still too fat for Japanese sports clothes!

Tomorrow will be my first training run!

 

 

4 comments on “132 Days To Go

    • Try the RunKeeper one too. It has training plans AND it logs all kind of info about your runs AND gives you updates on distance, time and pace during your runs. I just tried it out tonight and I love it!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s