In about 5 months I will be joining the throngs descending on NYC, for 4 days I will party, play, attend classes and in general enjoy myself with a massive group of bloggers. Maybe its vain, but the thought of looking back at the pictures of myself at Blogher and not liking what I see, the idea of wandering around NYC tugging the hem of my skirts trying hard to hide my too-large thighs is less than appealing.
So here I am....5 months out....and making a plan. Motivated by the ever awesome Bored Mommy and her March to Blogher - I am coming here to make the commitment to myself to get fit. To work on myself, body (and mind) so that I show up comfortable in my own skin.
I've dropped ~20 pounds since last December after Olivia was born, but I have another ~20 to go. All last fall/winter I worked hard running, completing 4 5K races and dropping 8lbs...then Christmas and an increase in the intensity of hubby's school work led me to pack 7 of those pounds back on, and all but completely hault my running.
This leads me to goal/step one of my March to Blogher plan...
- Complete a half marathon. I enjoyed training for the 5Ks and figured why not go for a long one. In May (the 20th to be exact) I will be running in a local half marathon. I am on week 1 of a 12 week program designed to get me up to running 13.1 miles (all in a row!!!)
So now...wish me luck....and if on May 21st you haven't heard from me - please someone remind my husband to take a drive along the race route just in case I've fallen along the way.
And OF COURSE - go check out Bored Mommy and wish her well in her March too!! We can all use a little support in these things.