Wednesday, July 14, 2010

I'm training for a marathon!

Captain's Log, Stardate 07.14.2010

This should not come as a surprise to you guys since I already blogged about how the Jeff Galloway Run-Walk method has enabled me to run injury-free and has also made me looooooove running!

I had mentioned the Disneyworld marathon in passing (only half-seriously) but then here's what happened.

My parents wanted us to visit them in Hawaii for Thanksgiving, but tickets are something like $700 round trip PER PERSON (for Christmas, it's up to $900 round trip per person). Grandma offered to give us airline miles for one ticket, but we'd still have to come up with one ticket and Captain Caffeine had to take off work.

I blogged earlier about talking with my Dad about the Jeff Galloway method, since Dad has been running since I was in middle school, and he was pretty excited to hear about me running, too.

The next time I called home, the first thing Dad said was that I should run the Honolulu Marathon since it’s in early December.

I wasn’t sure I’d be ready by then, since I’m only on week 7 of the marathon training program, but then I calculated it. I’ll have finished the program by the week of the Honolulu Marathon. It’s a sign!

Also, did I mention airfare prices are only about $425 dollars if you fly during the first two weeks of December?!

ALSO I figure that if I blog publicly about running the marathon, it’s motivation to actually DO it, right????

Captain Caffeine won’t be able to take off work since he’s got a project in December, but I’ll be able to fly to Hawaii for about a week before the marathon to acclimate to the heat and humidity.

I hope I can do it!

8 comments :

  1. Good luck! (I gotta check out this running progrom... Seriously.)

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  2. It's really great! I've never enjoyed running before using this method, but now I really like it. I'm going running 3-4 times a week and it's not a struggle to get out the door to exercise. In fact, I look forward to it! I think because the Galloway method keeps my heart rate lower, so I never overdo it and I don't feel like I'm going to hack out a lung. :)
    Camy

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  3. Wow, Camy, you have me interested in this method. I'm training with a different schedule, but I have to admit...there are times I think I just might hack out that lung. ;) Good luck!

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  4. Heidi, definitely check out this method! I works with any marathon training schedule!
    Camy

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  5. wow congrats camy! stay encouraged and of course continue to blog about it cause its interesting and motivation for us as well. i will definitely have to check out this galloway method

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  6. Thanks, Deborah! I'll definitely keep posting about my training! :) I think you'll like the Galloway method!
    Camy

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