New Pages… and New Marathon

4 Jan

Since I’ve had copious amounts of time at work to do nothing but blog and read blogs, I have updated my blog with the following:

Food

To Eat or Not to Eat – links to all posts involving my food struggle, my views on healthy eating and grocery shopping.

Recipes – my favorite recipes. I hope to start posting more of these.

Books

Books I’ve Read in 2012 – there are 3 in progress!

Running

Marathon in 2012 – updated with the following news…

I am 99% certain that I am no longer going to do the Eugene Marathon. ::single tear::

I spent many, many hours deciding which race to pick based on date, location, size, course, spectator support, athlete reviews, and airfare price, and had decided on the Eugene Marathon in April. But due to limited money and a desire to vacation in Alaska for 2 weeks in celebration of 5 years of marriage, I will either be doing the Mayor’s Marathon in Anchorage on June 23 or the Kaiser Permanente Colfax Marathon in Denver on May 19 (which also happens to be our anniversary).

Because things are still up in the air (and it will take some time to plan this mega-trip to Alaska), I am following my marathon training plan as if nothing has changed. This way, I can still do the two races that I had planned on doing – although the 10 mile race depends on when I go down to Evansville to see my new nephew, who was just born this morning!! Congrats to my bro and SIL! It also gives me until the middle of February to make a decision.

After those races, if I’m planning to do the Colfax Marathon, I’ll back down in mileage for 2 weeks and then continue on with the marathon training plan where I left off. If I do the Mayor’s Marathon, I will have enough time to simply restart the marathon training program from the beginning. One bright side of doing a later marathon is that it will work out for me to do the Platte River Half Marathon on April 15. But one drawback is that we wait longer before trying to get pregnant. You win some, you lose some. But Travis and I both agree that this is the best year for us to go to Alaska so in the end, it’ll be worth the wait.

I’m kinda bummed to not be doing Eugene, since I spent a lot of time researching and I’ve heard some other bloggers say they’re doing it. But alas, twas not to be (this year). Regardless, I’m still pumped for marathon training!

So for the next 7 weeks, this is my training plan:

 

4 Responses to “New Pages… and New Marathon”

  1. Mel January 4, 2012 at 1:00 pm #

    Chris is doing the Colfax marathon! So I will be out there cheering either way. Let me know if I should make a sign with your name on it. 🙂

  2. Lisa January 4, 2012 at 1:21 pm #

    Sorry about Eugene. BUT – a trip to Alaska and a possible Alaska marathon sound amazing. Once in a lifetime!! Like all the organization on your blog; good work!

  3. Heidi Nicole January 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm #

    I’m thinking Alaska is definitely worth changing things up a bit. I used to work at a travel agency that had a lot of trips up to Alaska and although I didn’t get to go up there for any site inspections I did get to sit through lots of training – looks like a great place to visit. Someday we’ll make it there!

    If you do Platte River I’ll see you there! 🙂

  4. Kristina January 4, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    How totally unbelievably awesome that you working towards a marathon! That’s amazing….good luck!
    Kristina J.

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