I know some think I am crazy, but I decided to follow a half marathon training schedule regardless of my half marathon decision. In its own way, the practice/training is as much of a challenge to me. In following this plan I have made two interesting discoveries…
#1…it is a cruel, cruel thing to go to a gym that is right next door to a place that bakes fresh bread (one of my weaknesses). When my belly is growling and I have just started the treadmill, the bread smell, well, makes me sad.
#2…simply adding another mile or two to my daily workout along with a little more speed has made me extremely hungry! Hungry enough to eat far more than the few extra calories I have burned. This means that despite training for a race I am gaining weight. A year ago that would have made me quite frustrated. But I feel healthier today than I have in a long time and realize I just have to regulate my hunger and my training accordingly. My weight will adjust soon.
Am I going to run or not?
We will see.
But training will continue…and yes, some days next to the glorious smell of baking bread…*sigh*