So, I got into the Chevron Houston Marathon. I am excited because I know that under the fear and nervousness about training, this is something I really want to do. I CAN do this. I just gotta train, and train and train…
I’ve made a couple of decisions about the race since I WILL BE RUNNING ALONE (which is one source of fear and nervousness…).
I am going to run with one of the pace groups. I didn’t do it at my first marathon because I had my own group. It’s great, though. There are a BUNCH of different paces being offered. I’ll figure out which one is most appropriate closer to race date. It won’t be this one, though! BWAAAHAHAHAHAHA!
The other decision I made is to adjust down my goal weight.
Don’t worry – I have no intentions of overdoing it. I know my knees will thank me and I need to give myself the best chance possible in this marathon. Whittling off more weight than I’d initially planned will surely help. I love desserts and bread and cheese and delicious breakfast stuff but none of that stuff is worth a DNF!
Maybe that’s a little overboard ’cause I’m not REALLY willing to die just to finish. Or am I. Just kidding. No, seriously.
So anyway, back to weight loss. I won’t bore you with the actual numbers but I HOPE to get to my goal by the end of the year. Slow and steady are the names of my game(plan).
The thing I need to work on is eating BETTER. I do fine with portion sizes and what I eat, but (wait for it…) I don’t think I eat ENOUGH. Yes, Virginia, I said it. I don’t think I eat enough. It kind of kills me to think I need to figure out how to eat MORE, but I do.
I am on Weight Watchers and I’m allocated a certain number of ‘points’ per day, 26 to be exact. I eat salads and fruit all day (which do not have points) and at the end of the day, I often have as many as 20 points left. That is not good because my coffee uses 3. I keep telling myself to ‘spread the love’, err… points, but I’ve not done a good job so far.
So, that’s my other decision. I’m gonna eat more during the day. I already got some black bean burgers/patties – which i love. I just keep forgetting to eat one. I like to eat them smothered in salsa or pico de gallo – whichever we have in the fridge.
That’s about it.
Let me know what your experience has been like if you’ve run with a pace leader/group.