Sunday, January 9, 2011

Commitment Phobia

You wouldn't think just by looking at me that I have commitment issues.  I happily married my husband after knowing him less than a year.  I own a house [that I'm, unfortunately, very committed to], and I've been at the same job for years.  The truth is though, I'm petrified of committing to things.  Especially if these "things" have a potential for me to fail.  Maybe the fear I have is actually of failure??  Who knows.  Certainly not me!  Maybe my shrink??

Anyways, when we decided to run a half marathon, I really didn't think it through.  I just went for it with reckless abandon.  Head first, balls deep.  It was exhilirating.  It was terrifying.  And in the end, it was exhausting.

Bwahahahaha...   Too funny not to share.

So, I've been hemming and hawing [wtf does that mean exactly anyways?] over whether or not to run a marathon.  And at the moment, I'm not commiting to it.  What I am commiting to, however, is the next three weeks.  I've found a 24-week marathon training plan I'm interested in [and a marathon, shhhhh!!], so here goes nothing.  Below, for your viewing pleasure, my next three weeks in exercise land.  I had to modify it to fit my crazy schedule, but I think it will work.

Week 1: January 10-16: Total Miles: 9

Monday - Run 2 miles, weight circuit
Tuesday- Run 2 miles
Wednesday- LONG Run 3 miles
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Run 2 miles, weight circuit
Saturday-Cross train
Sunday - Rest

Week 2: January 17-23: Total Miles: 11

Monday - Run 2 miles, weight circuit
Tuesday- Run 3 miles
Wednesday- LONG Run 4 miles
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Run 2 miles, weight circuit
Saturday-Cross train
Sunday - Rest

Week 3: January 24-30: Total Miles: 14

Monday - Run 3 miles, weight circuit
Tuesday- Run 3 miles
Wednesday- LONG Run 5 miles
Thursday - Rest
Friday - Run 3 miles, weight circuit
Saturday-Cross train
Sunday - Rest

This little schedule will get me through January, and maybe by that point I'll commit to my marathon.  Maybe.

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