I'm in "pre-season" training. The 24 week training schedule begins May 22nd, but why wait? Besides, I have new shoes to break in and need to get myself in the habit of doing "me" things instead of - well - things that are not as much for me. ;-)
Training started good - - I felt great and 3 miles was a cakewalk but my next walk out it hit me; muscle cramps. I confess it was a blow to my ego. I just set out - not even a quarter mile in and my calves were hard as rocks. I try to stretch it out but it almost makes it worse. I kept going. I'm going to hurt at 16 miles, I might as well get used to it. And so I finished those 2 miles and went home to sulk.
Tonight was better but I still had some of the cramping going on. I have to remind myself that I am not in the shape I once was. It's a hard thing to remember sometimes and I have to take it easy. It is so against my nature though.
Fundraising is slow. I have sent out about 120 communications and have had 8 donate so far. Many who have not donated have been extremely supportive and encouraging and it means so much to me. Jessica (co-author of this blog) asked who would be cheering me on in Dallas and I told her no one (I am single - no family). I get my strength here and now, and I will take that with me to Dallas. xo
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