Sunday, November 29, 2009

Baby don't nap

I'm not a napping person.  If ever I fall asleep reading a book or watching TV or basically doing anything other than laying in bed trying to sleep, then it's a sign I'm not feeling so well.  I fell asleep on the couch this afternoon listening to Spike read to me.  Apparently, I'm not feeling so well.  Oh well.  It doesn't seem to be E.coli so that's good. 

The long weekend is sadly coming to a close.  I hope I can get easily back into the rhythm of the crazy.  Thirty-one days until our deadline and the end of the crazy.  In between now and then, I'll have four days off at most, and one of those will be Christmas.  It's a challenge I look forward to meeting, but at the same time I am not looking forward to the mental and physical exhaustion that goes with it. 

I realized today that when I switched over to the new blog template I forgot to add back my countdown to Eugene widget.  It's back up now.  I also put together my training plan so that I knew when I would need to start.  I looked around at some other plans, like Runner's World, but decided to go with the one I planned originally, from The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer.  It's a 16 week program so that has me starting as of January 10.  Some nice symmetry there:  1/10/10.  It doesn't do tempo runs or easy runs or intervals or hill training.  It's goal is to get you to complete a marathon.  It's perfect for me because I don't want to do tempo runs or easy runs (okay, I want easy runs but you know what I mean) or intervals or hill training.  Maybe after my first marathon.  Once I'm out of the hospital.

Tomorrow is the last day of November so the last day for my November goals.  I'll do my weigh in Monday or Tuesday and take my measurements.  Later in the week I'll recap how I did on my goals, plus put up my December goals.  I've been thinking about taking a short time out, but feel I should stick to my goals right now.  Maybe around the first week of January, once the crazy time is over and before the official marathon training begins.

the CilleyGirl


  1. I remember when I had a countdown clock to my first marathon, and every time I saw it I would panic a bit. I'm actually feeling a little bit that way again. EEK! 153 days?

    I hope you survive the next 31 days with all your sanity intact! :) (Also, I think you can drink the water again - or so I heard!)

  2. Love the new page!! Yippee Eugene!! I so wanted to run Eugene, but with time and money I had to settle for a local race.

    You WONT be in the hospital.. LOL!

  3. Hey girl-- hope you're feeling okay. I am going to check out that running program you mentioned because it FINALLY happened-I RAN yesterday!

    There is an award waiting for you at my blog!

  4. Reading that book (the non-runner's marathon trainer) is what made me inspired to try my first marathon!

    You got it chica!

  5. Ordinarily, I would LOVE to get together a running gang for this Saturday, but I will be running far, far away (not running away, just running in a distant place).

    I am flying to South Dakota on Friday to surprise my dad for his 60th birthday (which is why I can't talk about it on my blog - he sometimes reads it).

    BUT - I would totally be done with gathering a group of runners for a long, slow run on 12/12 if you'd like!

  6. An award? For me? Woo hoo! My first!

    Amy - 12/12 sounds good, let's chat (and drink) at brew crew.

    Mel - I actually have my next doctor's appointment scheduled for the day after the marathon. She wanted to see me back in six months, it just happened to land exactly at that time. So if I'm not hospitalized at least I'll be seeing my doctor ;)