I'm happy to report that the successful completion of our second week of training has come and gone so before I go any further, I must shout out my celebratory WOO HOO! Yes, that's right, 2 weeks down and 26 weeks to go and still going strong. I'm specially proud of my self this week for moving forward in spite of a very sore ankle. That in itself says a lot about how determined I am to do this marathon. It would have been very easy for me to say ouch it hurts too much and give up. Instead, after the trail fiasco on Tuesday, where I re-injured my ankle due to the uneven walking surface, Jess and I went back to the nice flat walking surface at Cerritos Regional Park on Wednesday. I felt the difference immediately and I was able to complete the desired mileage for the day...so yay!
Needless to say, the rest of the week went with out a hitch. I'm pretty comfortable walking up to 4 miles with out any problems. However, I'm not sure that I would go as far as to say that walking the 4 miles is easy yet! In retrospect, I'm glad that we started our training program 4 weeks early. See, if we follow the actual training program we would training for 24 weeks, but instead of waiting we decided to start 4 weeks early and use the additional weeks to ease into things and "warm-up" for the actual training, bringing our total training time to 28 weeks.
So now the preparation begins for week 3, where the real challenge begins for me. These last two weeks have been easy because I was still on my summer schedule. I would work all day and had the afternoons free (and I use the term free loosely because how free are the afternoons of a parent?) However, school has now started and the real fun begins. Our regular routine of homework, fall sports, dinner, reading, shower etc begins and somewhere in between all of these things, I'm supposed to fit in training...! Oh and all this needs to happen between the hours of 5:00-9:00p.m. Sigh. Well, no one said this would be easy! So it begins, the madness that will be my life for the next 26 weeks...but hey, enough of that! I am and will always be a cup half full kind of girl so as they say: where there is a will, there's a way and all that. I'll let you know how it goes next week.