OK - I will finally do this. Just fun to have somewhere to write it all down and see progress. I have a blog but it's a "family" blog, so no need to clutter up the posts. Comments are welcome but c'mon, this is pretty boring, right? I'm not training for a Disney race... yet... The goal is to do the full marathon one day at WDW. I want to really do it well and avoid injury, and that means train/run a few halfs first. I was inspired by Ariel484's chronicles of her training, and it was very helpful to see that some weeks were great, others were not, and lots in between. The race is really just the culmination of all of the work you put in. So... here we go... I signed up for a half marathon today! It's Oct. 5 - 10.5 weeks away from now. I won't be able to complete the whole training program, probably, but I will certainly try. I'm following Hal Higdon's Intermediate Half Marathon plan. I did Hal's plan for a 5k recently and it was wonderfully helpful. I have run a few half marathons before, but never trained for one. I managed to complete them, through sheer stubbornness and stupidity and being in shape from gym fitness classes, but I really paid for it the next week, both times! I could barely walk and it was probably a very very bad idea to run the race at all. So this time I would like to properly complete the race - training included. This week's schedule: Sun: rest (actually ran 3 miles) Mon: 3 miles (X) Tue: 30 min tempo ( ) Wed: 3 miles+weights ( ) Thu: rest Fri: 3 miles race pace ( ) Sat: 6 miles ( ) Today (tuesday) I'm feeling pretty crappy - major GERD issues, so I'm hoping to take a break and get back to it by Thursday at least. Can switch out a rest day for another run day - especially since I did 3 miles on Sunday. I ate fairly well today because of the GERD issues. Practically anything tasty makes my reflux flare up something awful. no coffee, dairy, or chocolate for a few days. Breakfast - 2 eggs Snack - banana Lunch - steel cut oats with blueberries and maple syrup, no sugar Snack - small slice GF bread with almond butter (yum!) Dinner - scallop linguine with spinach and parsley Snack - apple with almond butter Alright, thanks for reading if you got this far!