Getting Run Ready

Earlier this year, I signed up for one of the Disney runs that will be happening in February 2018. There were three races that one could sign up for and a challenge. A 5k, 10k and half marathon with the challenge consists of doing all three over a three day period. And although I don’t have the list at the moment, a Disney Run was on my before 30 bucket list so it’s time to get run ready.

I signed myself up for the 5K and 10K. While I’ve done a 5k before, it’s been about 4 years since I’ve actually trained for any type of run. I’m currently 30 pounds heavier than I was last time I started so my first step has been to eat better. I haven’t been incredible successful but I am really proud to say I have completely cut out diet coke from my diet! It’s been 30 days since my last diet coke and honestly, I’m so glad I was finally able to be free from it. I know some people will wonder how it can be so difficult to quit pop but it was. Every time I tried, it would be like I quit cigarettes because I would turn into a monster. Thanks to my friend streptococcus making my throat feel like glass for days on end, it was easier not to go back.

With 178 days or roughly 25 weeks until my runs, it’s time to get my butt in gear because with the weight I’ve gained, I can’t just start safely running. Right now this will be my schedule. I have the first 13 or so weeks put together. In there I’ll have to fit working on my pace because the Disney Runs require a 16 minute/mile pace but I’m hoping to get myself up to 15 to be on the safe side!

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Week 1 (8/28-9/3) Walk .5 mile Walk 1 mile Walk .5 mile Walk 1 mile Walk .5 mile Walk 1 mile Walk .5 mile
Week 2 (9/4-9/10) Walk 1 mile Walk 1.5 miles Walk 1 mile Walk 1.5 miles Walk 1 mile Walk 1.5 miles Walk 1 mile
Week 3 (9/11-9/17) walk 1.5 miles Walk 2 miles Walk 1.5 miles Walk 2 miles Walk 1.5 miles Walk 2 miles Walk 1.5 miles
Week 4 (9/18-24) Walk 2 miles Walk 2.5 miles Walk 2 miles Walk 2.5 miles Walk 2 miles Walk 2.5 miles Walk 2 miles
Week 5 (9/25-10/1) Walk 2.5 miles Walk 3 miles Walk 2.5 miles Walk 3 miles Walk 2.5 miles Walk 3 miles Walk 2.5

I missed my walk yesterday due to dental appointments for all of the kiddies but I’m making up for it with the extra half mile on my walk today!