Tragedy and Training
Sunday, January 08, 2012
It has been a rough couple of weeks for my family. Without going into a lot of detail, my husband's brother (age 37) was diagnosed with a brain tumor, and my husband's grandma died. We have been on an emotional roller coaster that seems to change everyday.
That being said, I have found that sometimes working out and running has helped me deal with all these emotions, but sometimes being alone outside is hard because all I can think about is the stuff going on. I ran my fastest mile ever the day after I found out my BIL had cancer, but then began crying so hard, I had to stop.
I am running a half marathon in October in honor of my BIL. It made me feel good to actually sign up for something. I am also planning on doing a half at the end of April (my first). I am looking forward to getting back into training, as I haven't had a running plan for a couple of months. That being said, I need some advice for what program. I am leaning toward a three day a week approach, with one speed session, one tempo run, and one long run. With winter and weather conditions, I need to be flexible. If you have any programs or ideas for training, please let me know. I have run several 10ks this year using the 3 prong approach, and they seemed to work for me.
As far as eating goes, I have been not eating much. My clothes actually feel loser. I constantly have a nervous pit in my stomach that never seems to go away. When I do feel like eating, I want foods like ramen noodles!