Summer in many places will be coming to an end before we know it and for most it will be time to pack up the picnic baskets and grills until next season. You still have some time so lets look at some options for planning a picnic cookout menu. Hubby and I love to grill all year round even in the snow so all these ideas are perfect for us. Please welcome this guest post/news release by Pirate Brands (one of my favorite companies!)
A 1/2 marathon, am I crazy? Yep, I think so!
So as some of you have heard on Twitter and Facebook, I might be signing up for the December Reggae Marathon in Negril, Jamaica! Hubs and I would do the 1/2 marathon (run/walk). I have never run in my life but I do some jogging with the Walk Away the Pounds dvd’s I do at home and have done 3-5 miles with those that are mostly walking. The head fitness coordinator at our gym who we have known for quite some time is going to bring me a training schedule and get me started on the treadmill. Yikes! I’m so nervous even talking about it. It will definitely be a major challenge and I’m going to see if I can’t find and sign up for a local 5k and/or 10k before heading to do the 1/2 marathon. If anyone is in the Chicago burbs and know of any races coming up or want to join me in one, please let me know!
I have been doing some research the last few days and have found and been given a few website links to visit and I have been making a list of possible accessories I will need. I think I am going to go ahead and buy the Garmin Forerunner watch but need to read a bit more about it. Do you have a Garmin? I will also need a pair of running shoes (most likely New Balance, my go to brand!), knee braces, etc. Oh and of course I would love to have a treadmill at home too! Do you run and if so what are your most needed accessories?
I am shocked that the trainer and hubby think I can do this because I just don’t feel it yet. I am over 230 lbs and wonder if my weight and bad knees will affect how I train. I am going to try my best but I keep saying I really think I should only do the 10k. We shall see! Let’s see if we can even book a room at our favorite resort first and then decide.