I finally went back to the gym yesterday, after a month-long hiatus. I know, I meant to go more during the holiday season, but it just didn’t happen. Until yesterday. And it felt good.
Perhaps it was the endorphins, or just a full-moon or something… but that good feeling prompted me to do something completely insane.
New Goal in my world: Run the Vancouver half marathon in Spring 2006. That give me about 16 months to go from doing about 3.75kms on the treadmill, in 6 x 5 minute intervals of 2min. running and 3min. walking – to doing almost 22kms of running. All at once. Without stopping.
I just filled out the online registration form to volunteer for the 2005 marathon on April 28-May 1. That should give me a good idea of what the event looks like, and what I can expect. After doing the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, I know I can make it 35kms in 1 day – but that took me 8 hours. Obviously the half-marathon is do-able, but it’ll force me to kick up the training just that little bit more.
I’m giddy with excitement. May as well lock me up now and throw away the key.