Gone soft

Savvy readers will note that I was scheduled to run a half-marathon this weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina. At the end of last year, with 52 runs of varying lengths (including two half-marathons) under my belt, this seemed like a fine, if not genius, plan.

Almost four months later, my plan has gone slightly awry. I know it’s customary for running bloggers to post their training schedules for big races such as this one, so here’s mine.

Week 1
Monday: rest day
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: rest day
Thursday: rest day
Friday: rest day
Saturday: rest day
Sunday: rest day

Week 2
Monday: rest day
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: rest day
Thursday: rest day
Friday: rest day
Saturday: rest day
Sunday: rest day

Week 3
Monday: rest day
Tuesday: rest day
Wednesday: rest day
Thursday: rest day
Friday: rest day
Saturday: rest day
Sunday: rest day

You get the idea ….

I am sitting on a plane as I type this, on the way from Boston to Charlotte. Needless to say, I will not be running the half-marathon (although Hubby is). I was planning to switch over to the twilight 5K for tonight, but I got slammed with a nasty cold, so that didn’t happen either.

I have every intention of making this the last time I flake out. If I have to start from scratch and ease myself back into 5Ks again like, gasp, a novice, then that’s what I’ll do. Er, next week.

In the meantime, I have something to remind me of past glories. We finally, finally got around to having a T-shirt blanket made. Huzzah! It represents only about a third of the T-shirts that we own, but it is a good chunk of the cotton ones. We got it made through Project Repat, which creates fair-wage jobs in the U.S. by upcycling T-shirts, and I love it.

blanket

Gives a new meaning to bed shirts.

I am determined to shake off this new-found slothiness before the Pittsburgh Half-Marathon in May. I can’t let Jogging Jeans and Running Haiku think I’ve gone completely soft, despite the fact that my new blanket is exactly that.

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16 responses to “Gone soft

  1. Your training schedule made me laugh out loud.
    If your “nasty cold” is anything like the “death cold” that I am now getting over, God bless you.
    Love love love the quilt.
    Today marks six weeks until Pittsburgh’s marathon – lots of time to train. SO looking forward to meeting you and Andrew (and Charla)!

  2. I had to laugh at your training schedule, so been there done that. A few weeks after running the Wine and Dine half, I went for a run with my husband and wasn’t able to run the 3 miles around my neighborhood. Sometimes you need to ease back into running, slow and steady. I am constantly easing back into it. Good luck!!

  3. I have a Groupon to Project Repat and I’m so excited to use it! All of my old shirts are at my parent’s house, so next time they visit they’re bringing them up. πŸ™‚

  4. Your training schedule is just like mine is these days! Made for a good laugh. I love the T-shirt blanket too!
    I’m sure when you are ready, you will get back to it and I too will be starting as a ‘novice’ as well. At least you get a trip away!! πŸ™‚

  5. And on this trip:

    You got to ‘run’ into the Carolina’s Aviation Museum…because it was chilly in the parking lot.

    Then you ran into one of the passengers from Flight 1549 who told you all about the Miracle on the Hudson.

    An finally you got the run down on the world of dance from kids performing at the hotel’s convention center for their dance competition.

    That’s a lot of running for a girl who doesn’t train!

  6. My training plan sounds similar except throw in some “eat corn dogs” in there.

  7. Sorry, I laughed at your training schedule too πŸ™‚

    It’s never too late to start again! Even if it takes a little while to get back to where you were, if you want it, it will be worth it. Good luck!

  8. thanks for sharing your blanket! FYI: we can also use the tech shirts/jerseys as well!