I am a 27 year old mother of 2, military wife, and full time college student.
I weigh 205 pounds at 5 feet 5 inches and I am and have been a vegetarian for a few years now. I am trading my junk food filled vegetarian diet for a healthy low fat high grain diet.
I am starting Marathon training on or before February 23rd, 2004. The first phase is a 13 week program that will get my non-running, tired, exercise lazy butt from 0.00 miles per run to over 6 miles per run. Yeah... groovy baby!
The first phase ends with me running in the 1/4 (Quarter) marathon in Chicago on June 13th, 2004. Bring it on!
The second phase begins with 4 months of further marathon training leading up to a 1/2 marathon in September and a full marathon in November! Woo hoo! Where's my running shoes?
I found a book on Amazon.com that meets the needs of phase one! After you read the 21 raving reviews of it, you too will have hope. It is:
"The Beginning Runner's Handbook: The Proven 13-Week Walk/Run Program"
By: Ian MacNeill
For phase 2, I found another book on Amazon.com called:
"The Non-Runner's Marathon Trainer"
By: David A. Whitsett, Tanjala Jo Kole, Tanjala Mabon Kole, Tanjalavo Kole, Forrest A. Dolgener
At active.com, you can find ANY, ANY, ANY type of fitness event (marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K, fun runs, and millions of other events in other sports).
Just wanted to share with everyone. This is a big deal to me. Accomplishing this task will make me feel the proudest I have ever felt, and I would love all the support and encouragement I can get.
Anyone else up for a marathon?