I was reading one of the many food/fitness blogs, and came across a link to a training schedule for running a 10K (which is what the Peachtree Road Race is). There were are quite a few options, but this one seems to be the best option for me*.
Although this is not my first 10K race, it has also been 3 years since I did one (ahem), and even that time it was torture since I had not trained. This schedule may not seem like much to some people, but to me it seems like a lot. It is a little overwhelming to look at 8 weeks of training like this.
Stretch & Strength: yoga, pilates (why does my computer think this is spelled incorrectly), weights, ?
Cross training: hopefully the pool opens soon, walking, ?
I read on someone’s blog (sorry “someone,” I can’t remember who you are or I would link to you) today about replacing one habit with another. Basically, we cannot truly rid ourselves of one habit (such as bad eating) unless we replace it with another, hopefully better habit (such as eating healthfully). So I have a confession: I get easily annoyed by people who are obsessed with eating nutritiously. Really, I do. I had to force myself to add these six foodie blogs to my Google reader. I cringed as I read their posts for the first time. Uh, yeah, I would say that is a bad sign. Still, I believe there is hope for me. I no longer cringe as I read those posts. I have even been getting more and more excited to see what these ladies have been eating! Sorry, I am not sure where I was going with this tangent, but my point is that I will replace old habits with new ones.
*By the way, I will start the actual taking-pictures-of-food-like-a-crazy-woman this Sunday, and start the training schedule on Monday!