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Today’s workout:  2 miles @ park

Crawled/Walked – 100 steps

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So I have added a half-marathon to the list of things I want to accomplish this year. That’s 13.1 miles in one shot.  I found a great training schedule to work with and will follow that to the letter.  http://www.halhigdon.com/halfmarathon/novice.htm

So, along with my weight-loss progress, I will post here what I have done for the day to train for this event.  I more than likely won’t be doing any official race, but I will certainly clock the miles in on the day I am supposed to and log my time, etc.  I’m really just doing this for fun and for the exercise.  I can also apply my fitness to charity races later in the year like the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and The Heart Walk.  I will be better equipped to handle these types of races, and something like this not only aids in the weight-loss process, but makes it almost effortless.  I’ll be so busy focusing on training, I won’t realize I’m also doing this to lose weight.  It’s the best of both worlds.

So today I will be going to the new park I found and trying out their walking path with my walker.  I will consider this my first day of training since the requirements are for strength and stretching.  Nothing says strength training and stretching like trying to walk .38 mile with my walker for the first time!

To be clear, I will be doing this half-marathon in my chair.  I would really love to be able to walk it, but I’m just not quite there yet. Maybe next year!

Update:

Today I did 1 mile in my wheelchair, then took 335 steps with my walker on my new trail.  It was the first time I have walked that many steps all at once with minimal breaks.  I feel like I’ve been hit by a freight train, but it was so worth it!

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