Here Comes The Madness – Columbia Winner Announced
I should be out running…but I’m not. ”Why?” You ask. When I woke up at 5am to head to job #1 for the day it was mild outside. When I got off of job #1 the wind and snow started. I headed home for a quick daily house cleanup before heading out for job #2 for the day. The wind has progressively picked up and it is now 36* (feels like 26*) with 18 mph winds. But you say, “Bah! You’ve run in worse than that. It’s never held you back before.” True.
Starting Monday I’ll be heading into my half marathon training. Here’s my plan I’ve made myself. It’s based off of Hal Higdon’s plan with a bit of tweaking of my own.
From Monday on out there’s no looking back. After finishing the half marathon we’ll be heading off to Italy for a short break, then once we arrive back to the states I’ll be back at it to train for my Half Rev3. I’m not complaining or saying this as though it a bad thing. I willingly signed up for it all. I’m stoked. I’d also be lying if I didn’t say I’m a bit scared though. I’m scared in the way of, “Am I going to be able to juggle all of this, without breaking physically or mentally?”
For instance, my rest days are scheduled basically around my work schedules. i.e. I work 3 jobs on Thursdays = rest day. So in other words, I don’t necessarily have “rest” days. I know, not a good thing. Working this many jobs and undertaking these new challenges, it going to be, well, a challenge. But I know that’s all part of the process.
Which leads me to this very moment. I somehow feel that these last 2 days are my last “free days” before the madness begins. (Not that I’m not already living through a bit of madness) The word relax isn’t really in my vocabulary but I’d like to try my best to do so. With that being said, I already see my OCD rearing it’s ugly head. When I feel I lack control I organize, purge, and clean like a mad woman. Basically, it’s like I’m nesting. I’ve already had a few moments today that I’ve had to talk myself down and literally say aloud, “Heidi, stop.” The thing is, exercise is a way for me to keep this OCD nastiness in check. At this point it’s a catch 22. Bah.
Heck, who knows, a few minutes after I post this you may find me pounding pavement or jumping on the trainer. What I do know: Monday will be the start of another exciting journey.
My question for you: The last few days before heading into training what do you do? No change? Rest? Indulge?
One last thing! For those that follow the blog, you’ll remember that yesterday was the last day to enter the Columbia Omni-Heat Lush Plush Jacket Giveaway. I’d like to announce that Laurel C. is the proud new owner of the jacket.
I will be sending Laurel an email and get the jacket out to her soon. As for those that didn’t win, I have another giveaway coming up with next week. Say what? And let’s just say, it’s sparkly!
Keep Smiling and Be Grateful =)