And that's all about to change. Wow, that sounded really dramatic, but basically I'm just going to start working out earlier. I really have to cut out the whole drama queen act.
My new plan is to get my butt out of bed and workout first thing in the morning. Don't pity me, because by "get up" I mean move from my bedroom to the office/gym room at the other end of the house, and by "first thing in the morning" I mean like 7:30. But still...big changes for me.
Although I don't believe that January 1st has any magical powers that will help me to stick to this plan, I have a 4 mile race on NYE which happens to be at 5:30 pm. It's like they did it just for me. After that (ahem, January 1st) I'll start with morning workouts. Wish me luck!
In other news about a fresh start, I'm on week one of my abridged marathon plan! I only have 12 weeks to prepare for the Publix Georgia Marathon on March 18th , so I'm using this plan:
I plan to make some tweaks along the way - most notably the long run. It will definitely be on Saturday rather than Sunday, and I will up the mileage for a couple of make sure that I get at least 2 runs of 20+ miles in. At least two days per week I will be adding in some spin for cross training.
I'm also happy to say that this plans means I can be gym-free in 2012. Hooray! I love that running means I can workout for free rather than pay for gym fees each months. And of course, by free I mean I ONLY have to buy a treadmill, buy 3-4 pairs of expensive shoes each year, register for races and eat myself out of house and home. FREE!
Although you probably don't need to save any money since the whole running thing is so gosh darn cheap, this code is still valid for anyone who wants to run the Publix Georgia Marathon (or half) with me: GOURMETRUN10.
Do you set New Year's Resolutions? What is yours this year?
Sometimes I do, but I don't think I have yet to make any major changes and stick to them because of a resolution. But this time it will totally work, right? Someone call me at 7 am on January 2nd and make sure my butt is working out.
Marathon runners: has anyone used a shorter plan like this 12 week one? Any suggestions/tips?
I think I should be okay with just this 12 week plan, although I'm curious to know if anyone has used anything similar. I'll definitely be adding intervals/hills to the mix even though they aren't clearly marked on the plan.
Most importantly: anyone doing anything special for NYE?
I'm running the 4 mile race (with hubby!) and seeing a light show and having dinner. Good times!