Last week I was quite despondent that I haven’t been able to do any running or circuit training at all due to my neuralgia & now chesty cough too. I made a resolution to spend some time looking up what is involved in preparing for a marathon & have a look at what I need to do about food.
Most of the training plans that I have found are three month preparations for a marathon based on how long you expect to take, but I have no idea how long it will take me, so I’m going to start with the 5+ hours training plan and go from there. I don’t see myself in any way ready to run a marathon in 3 months time, but at least if I start I will get fitter!!
On Sunday I found a group on WordPress ‘Janathon‘ for people who want to get fit and are making a commitment to doing some sort of exercise every day, and blogging every day about what we have or haven’t done.
So progress so far:
0 miles, 0 hours training, 1 dog walk 🙂
I have replaced my evening snacking on chocolates and biscuits with bowls of fruit. The vitamin C can do me no harm considering how poor my immune system seems to be at the moment.
I have joined Janathon
I will be including walking Wilson in my training plans, as I do tend to walk fast when I am walking him, and throwing sticks & balls is light exercise too 🙂
I have started a food diary. What I have gleaned from many of the different sites that I have looked at, is that a good nutritious food intake is key to improving my physical health, so I really need to have a good hard look at my eating patterns and find out what might be missing from my diet. Being vegetarian, it can be easy to miss out on protein, but I am always very conscientious about this, and we do eat a lot of fish.
My target for next week:
Complete my ford diary every day
Try and at least go for a brisk walk every day, minimum 1 mile.
Blog my progress we very day under the title Janathon
See you next Wednesday – I do love this sofa!!!