Wednesday, December 9, 2009

half marathon training....failed

So, this week marked the start of my training IF I decide to do the Topeka to Auburn half marathon. I'm still on the fence about it--since I'd be doing it completely solo, running through the country roads of Kansas with God knows what kind of weather in mid-January--but was planning on starting to train for it and then would decide whether or not I'd run it once I got a little ways into my training. The temperature is below zero today with the windchill with ice and snow covering all the trails and sidewalks in town. And, since I cancelled my gym membership and don't have a home gym, running is impossible right now. I refuse to run outside if the temps are below zero with the windchill...I'm not that crazy.

So, basically, I just need a kick in the butt to get me on my training program and the weather to cooperate...that's not too much to ask, right?

On a less depressing note, I talked to my friend Cookie last night and she's thinking about running a half marathon--come to find out she was inspired to do this from my blog, so even more exciting for me:) And, since another friend of ours, Twit, is going to run the St. Louis half marathon--and Cookie lives in St. Louis--Cookie and I decided that we should all do that race. So, I sent Cookie a couple of training schedules to get her even more motivated! It's going to be so much fun!


  1. Cookie & Twit? Cute names! ;) Makes Ashley look so

    Yeah, the weather could stand to be a little warmer...and you know, with less ice and snow. You're doing better than I am...haven't worked out in any way, shape, or form since GG. I suck.

  2. You don't suck. I ran for the first time today! Just under three miles and I was dying! Pitiful.....

  3. Jan shoes, new motivation...STL Half marathon, here's we come! I gotta get outta of my "new mom who hasn't been to the gym since Aug 4th" body funk. Yuck!