My first week of training for the Rock-n-Roll half-marathon this October is complete! And it wasn’t too bad if I say so myself. I’ll get into more of that in a minute. But first…
I have decided that I am going to model my blog after a fellow blogger, friend and someone who is now a major inspiration to me (more than she probably realizes) – miss erin klegstad! You can find her blog, sweet sweat, here. I highly recommend you read it.
A little background for you:
I worked with erin (she likes little e’s not big e’s!) at the Echo Press newspaper for a couple of years. Back then, she wasn’t necessarily my inspiration, even though she SHOULD have been. She actually kind of intimidated me with all her fitness-ness-self. She was thin and healthy and I was not-so-thin and not-so-healthy! I thought she was cool and all, but the fact that she exercised and loved it, or seemed like she did, sometimes, kind of, drove me crazy. (Probably how I now drive people crazy!) Actually, I guess it kind of puzzled me. I just didn’t get it.
I’ve talked about erin on my blog before, but since I have taken the healthy living journey and have stepped it up in the exercise, especially running, world, erin has definitely become more of an inspiration. She’s kind of my hero, really. I mean, come on people, she’s training for the Ironman Canada that takes place this August! Yes, she is THAT kind of inspiration! She has…determination – dedication – strength – courage – fire…along with this inner and outer beauty that both impresses and inspires.
Anyway, I love her blog and read every, single post. Some might call me a stalker. I call myself a huge and loyal fan. I love the way she recaps with brief summaries and tons of photos. erin has always been great at taking fun and unique photos.
So, my dear readers…here is a recap of my first week of training…with LOTS of photos!