So for the past week I've been extremely busy! It's nice to feel needed...sometimes I feel like we have too much help at work, but this week a lot of people have been gone, giving me more things to do. Also, I worked on both Saturday and Sunday for fire, getting in some awesome overtime hours! Thus, my exercise has been slightly lacking.
Last night, however, I got in a great run! I put in interval times/distances into my garmin (love it!) and headed out. I finished 4.1 miles, and felt like I could go forever. I'm really glad I've figured out the interval feature on the Garmin because it helps me to be a smarter runner. On the treadmill I can focus on intervals and pace easily, but when I get on the road I tend to go too fast too early. With interval timing, I can get in a great run using the run/walk method while getting in more miles than I would by pushing too hard just running. (You might be thinking: DUH! I'm a little slow sometimes.)
So I have my half-marathon picked out for October 30, but I haven't registered yet. I'm not trying to back out, but because I hadn't been working on my base miles much before my actual training plan started (this week), I'm going to play it by ear as to how I do and whether or not I'm going to do the half. If I can stick with my training plan and get in my long runs as planned, I'll go ahead and do the half. If I don't (it's not a matter of CAN, it's a matter of WILL), I'm not going to risk injury by running the half if my body isn't ready.
I'll keep you posted as to how I'm doing. I've got 6 miles lined up for this weekend, so we'll see how that goes! I'm excited for it, if that's any consolation!
TGIF by the way!