I am training for a half-marathon right now, coach-less-ly. Which is a choice I made for myself, as I do have a coach and a running team. I just chose to abandon them temporarily because it’s “winter” and “cold” and “I work late.”
Which is stupid. (Moreso, because I live in Florida, so I’m not really fooling anyone with my cold complaints).
So now I’ve routinized myself to the gym, treadmill-bound. Putting in miles to the tune of Alex Trebek.
My goal is 1:35:00. And the race is on Thanksgiving. So we’ll see just how much this fake terrain treadmill stuff pays off.
“It’s not all been rosy; I’ve had difficult situations where I’ve failed. But when you fail you learn a lot about yourself and come back stronger. The message is: life need not have limits. Having an opportunity in life is important but what defines you is what you do with that opportunity.”—Richard Whitehead, British double leg amputee and Paralympic gold medalist