Sometimes I come home from work and all I want to do is crawl in to bed and get warm and cosy. It’s easy to do, I’m sure you have often thought the same thing. This time last year I was living alone and quite often I would do just that. No one would know, it would be just this once.
Well, once turns in to twice.
Twice has the habit of turning in to thrice.
And so the rock starts to roll down hill and you find yourself after a few weeks or months pilling on the pounds and creeping to where you were at your start point.
Tonight would have been one of those nights, It would have been easy to come home climb into my warm bed and close out the sleet, wind and snow falling outside.
Luckily I had made my mind up yesterday to follow the same Marathon training plan that Chris had found on Mens Running UK Magazine.
(16 weeks of pure hell right there!!)
The great thing about this is that Chris is highly motivated and as per Paragraph 6, subsection C, article ii of the roommate agreement he has to make sure I stick with it too.
We got home at 5:30 and bundled up, well one of us did. the other insisted on wearing shorts!
(Feels like -2!!)
The run was great, we jogged down 56th Street to the water and there we set off. My run was no where near as fast as his but I was pretty pleased considering how horrible the wind felt as I was running north.
As I hit the turn at 2 miles the wind was behind me and I immediately felt warmer and shed the gloves. The hat came off soon after.
I’m so glad that I have kept up with getting back into this. I’m starting to feel better already, both physically and mentally - It’s official, my next Marathon will be in DC come March 16th.