Monday, March 3, 2008

training report: day one

my 12-week training program entails:
one day of "stretch and strengthen"
two days of 3-5 mile runs (one with weights after)
two cross training days (snoeshoeing for now, biking eventually)
one long run
one rest day

mondays are "stretch and strengthen" which I interpret as doing a 30-minute pilates video.

day one: done.

Skyler joined me for a while and really boosted my morale with comments like:
"Is this part hard for you Mom?
Because it doesn't look like it's hard for her" (Anna Caban)

"This is easy for me!"

"Mom, lift your leg higher, like Anna."

small glitch: I'm sick. I have the cold my whole family has. There is just no avoiding the snot that trails out of Reed's nose (sorry for the image). I have avoided colds all winter, though I have felt a few coming on. My strategy is to be in denial that I'm getting sick. (I WILL be better by tomorrow.) And going to bed early. And eating huge oranges. Which reminds me.

Here is a wonderful poem about an orange for you. It makes me smile. You?

The Orange

By Wendy Cope

At lunchtime I bought a huge orange
The size of it made us all laugh.
I peeled it and shared it with Robert and Dave—
They got quarters and I had a half.

And that orange it made me so happy,
As ordinary things often do
Just lately. The shopping. A walk in the park
This is peace and contentment. It’s new.

The rest of the day was quite easy.
I did all my jobs on my list
And enjoyed them and had some time over.
I love you. I’m glad I exist.


Heather said...

Are you doing the Hal Higdon half marathon training...because "stretch and strengthen" sounds like something he would prescribe.

I have a double jogging stroller for you if you would like it (and dont already have one). It helped me to fit my runs in and we just purchased a new one...just let me know.