I am beginning to understand what motivates me in exercise (that is no small thing!). The past week I was feeling lazy and I was on a short break from my regular exercise regime and then it was time to start again. But I had no motivation, I really needed something to push me forward and kick me into gear. So, I signed up for another 1/2 marathon. This one is only 9 weeks away! It is the Whistlestop 1/2 marathon in Ashland, WI.
I have been meaning to try this one out for a couple of years now, I have heard it is really great. I also have heard it is joint friendly since it is not on real pavement, rather a hard packed gravel. Now my lovely husband has been charged with creating my training schedule to fit in weight training, running and a new kindergarten schedule!
When it comes to goals some people are motivated to fit into certain clothing size or vacation on the beach or something. I require the threat of physical pain. For example, the threat of running a race, not well trained, and suffering through sounds awful to me. Pride plays a part too! I am also very frugal so if I am signed up and paid, I am doing it!!
So anybody else out there doing the Whistlestop 1/2 or full? Have you done it before? Tell me about it!
Time to start eating like I am in training too! I have had one too many barbeques this summer!
Here is a lovely summer dish that will have you smiling at its simplicity and surprising variety of uses!
|I don’t know why it took me so long to try this!!!|
|add the rest of the zucchini that you can’t peel into the spaghetti sauce and blend it up.|