Yesterday, Jason and I finished up our last run for our second week of marathon training. And it got us so excited we decided to sign up for another marathon in San Diego next June. After that, we’ll probably take it easy for a while. (We’ll see.) The plan is to go to San Diego, run the race, then head to Napa for a while. (Wahoo!!) Hopefully I’ll be working from home at that point, and will be able to get away with staying longer than a week.
Honestly, I’ve run more in the past two weeks than I did between March and July. And while I’m feeling great, I miss yoga. I have a two Groupons for yoga studios that I can use, but once I get home and park my butt, I’m down for the night. Eventually, the plan is to get up and run in the mornings, but I’m pretty sure I’ve had that goal for most of my adult(ish) life, so we’ll see how it goes.
I’ve always been in awe of people who can will themselves out of bed in the morning to do something other than rush to work or school. The few times I made it up 30+ minutes before actually having to be up, I enjoyed it. Yet, on any given (normal) day, I’m more inclined to snuggle closer to Jason and hit the snooze 2- 17 times.
So. A year ago I wasn’t working out at all, and now I’m training for a marathon… so it’s reasonable to think that I might just be able to change my sleeping habits. Just maybe. It’s gotta start somewhere, right?
At this pace, I wonder what I’ll be able to do in a couple of years. Maybe I’ll train for the Olympics. [Or the World Lumberjack Championships.] Or run a company. Or write a book. It’s amazing how the simple act of acting on one goal has made me feel so much more able and motivated to work on my other goals.