So now that the trip is booked, I’m officially committed. The road to my first marathon is underway, and I couldn’t be more excited, freaked, motivated, confused?
Which training plan should I choose? How should I gear up for the massive commitment that will begin taking over my weeks starting mid-May? Should I lean out? For the remainder of this post, we’ll focus on the latter, though I hesitate to bring it up ;)
Bobbi’s recent post couldn’t have been more timely. With each half I run, I continue to feel better and stronger, but have always wondered about dropping five or so, and how it would affect my performance. Please, do not get me wrong. I’m not a calorie-counting, number (be it size or weight) obsessed gal. I stopped weighing myself about two years ago and haven’t looked back. I’ve passed that point in my twenties when those numbers helped shape who I was and how I felt about myself. Girls, that number is just that. A number. For some, seeing that number depreciate means the difference between the road to disease and the road to health. If that is you, I applaud you for taking control of that number until you reach healthy… in that case, it’s extremely valuable to know your numbers and stay accountable. Don’t forget to note how your body feels and how you change along the way. It’s not just about the number. Journal or blog it so you can look back and be proud!
For those who, whether they accept it or not, are living within healthy numbers (again, be it size or weight) and focus on performance, what do you think? Could calorie-counting as you prepare to train for an event, in hopes of dropping a few, become a bad thing? Have you done it, succeeded, failed, noticed a difference or not?