Running is never something I thought I'd be doing, and as I've discovered recently, it's something that's really easy to fall out of.
I should have started training about the beginning of November. I hemmed and hawed through the holidays, talking about running but only managing to get out twice, for two three-mile runs that left me feeling deflated and out of shape.
I rallied before Christmas and found a new schedule, that was a ten-week plan right as the ten week out mark approached.
And I still didn't run for two more weeks.
So over the span of eight weeks, I completely lost any ground I'd gained when it came to running, and am essentially right back at the very beginning.
Except there are sub-Arctic, record-breaking temperatures out there and I own far more warm weather running clothes than I do cold.
And I have
... what princess am I going to dress up as?
Today is my cross-training day and I hope to make it to my first day of dance class at the studio I work for if the temperatures warm just a smidge (to like, above actual zero degrees Fahrenheit) and they don't cancel class.
But tomorrow, tomorrow is back at the grind and if it's still this cold the kids will still be at home so all bets are off if I'll be able to continue. I know I need to take this just one day at a time, but man, I'd be lying if I didn't admit my anxiety's running higher than average.
Stay warm, wherever you are.
And I'd adore your opinions on who to dress up as for the race. I only have seven weeks, so please keep that in mind!