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Training and stuff - week 1 done

I was NOT looking forward to starting running again. Not at all. Totally lost any motivation with the separation. But ... apparently it's my "thing" because everyone seemed to be concerned with me needing to run.

"How are you doing? Are you still running?"

"I just can't believe it. Have you been able to keep running at least?"


So in following the Marathoning for Mortals plan, Day 1 was Monday and I did finally finish it that evening. At least the runs during the week are based on times, not distance. It's been crazy hot/humid and I hate both types of weather ... so yes, I did the 3 1/2 runs during the week on the treadmill. No big deal since I'm also watching The Crown on Netflix and it was a chance to get most of an episode in during each run.

Monday - run 3 min/walk 2 min 7x for 35 minutes, with a 5 minute warmup walk and end with a 5 minute cooldown.

Tuesday - was supposed to have been the same but I had gone out on the river with some f…

Marathon Monday! (well, training for it ... )

So ... here I go. Back at it. Training begins today for Marathon #2. And this is how excited I am ...

Yeah, that's a nope.
Lots of stuff going on now. Divorce crap and more crap. But I did get my running shoes out of the closet for the first time since the Indy Mini in May ... and I did set out my clothes to run in. But the motivation was not there this morning. Here's hoping I find the time to do something this evening. 
As before, following the Marathoning for Mortals run/walk plan. Original plan when I registered for this second marathon was to beat my time. That may still be the goal, but I realize I need to train first. And nutrition needs to be a focus (not eating much now ... but I'm starting this training program 20 pounds lighter than last year. Is that a plus?). And sleep needs to be a priority (wouldn't happen without melatonin). 
So there you go. Wish me luck ...