I have never done a road race, and I'm not competitive... why did I sign up for this? Follow that up with several people who are real runners saying they've never done a half... I have some serious regrets, here!
Oh well- cats out of the bag and I can't wrestle it back in! ;)
Like I said, my goal is to finish... period. I do have a training schedule (it was for beginners!) and I've been doing a lot of reading on running- its it's own little cult world, isn't it? I thought I was more of a "techie" but I find myself leaning more towards the "minimalist" group... I went for a 4 mile run last Saturday sans-iPod, and I loved it! There is just something freeing about running without music-I'm down with that!
Spending the last year getting healthier has been quite the adventure. The foods I'm eating (quinoa- for example, would never had been on my radar a year ago, let alone in my lunch bag!), the activities I've done (Insanity, running four miles at once *gasp*), and the respect I've gained for what my body is capable of have been the best and biggest changes over the last year.
So, you healthy folks- what are your favorite healthy food? Favorite body-changing workouts? Favorite gear or gadgets? Favorite blogs to read? :)
I'd love to know what you all do to make yourselves feel like wonder-women! Spill it!