Getting out there on day two had its challenges. The carbon monoxide beeper was going off when I got home from work, the dogs, who were left inside because of the weather, decided to sleep on our bed and it was COVERED in dog hair, I had no idea what to cook for dinner, blisters on the heels, just general I don’t have time for this thoughts…you get the picture. Leaving it all behind, I reluctantly got dressed and went for my walk. I don’t have any gadgets so I think I am doing about 2 miles. I was able to run up one hill and walk the rest. I used my Ipod and tried to clear my head for the 40 minute walk-a-thon. It still isn’t the thrill of my life to be doing this, but it must be done.
At this point I am telling myself “You are training for a 1/2 Marathon” so get out there and do something. Even if training for it means I am only walking a little bit, I am still ‘in training’. When we had the big flood of Atlanta a few years ago, we were victims. Our whole basement flooded (we used it as a rental for people but no one was living in it at the time). It was such an overwhelming clean-up, but all we could do is pick up one item at a time and bring it out, one item at and time and tote in upstairs. Such is my training. One step at at time to build my endurance, one step at a time toward being a runner.