This blog began so many moons ago with the express purpose of training for the Marine Corps Marathon. Almost every year since, I have set my sights on it, but for some reason or another, I haven't been able to get to that starting line. But that destination -- the starting line and the finish line -- still remains a goal.
As of today, there are 352 days until MCM 2015, the 40th annual race. Hmm ... 40 ... a number I am most familiar with having turned it last week. I have had my game plan in hand ever since that day, and so far, I've stuck to it. Of course, it's pretty simple in these early stages! But the fact that I've gone out there with intent each day since my 40th birthday, well, that's no small thing.
362 days until the MCM: Walked 3 miles
361 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile
360 days until the MCM: Walked 2 miles
359 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile
358 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile
357 days until the MCM: Walked 1 mile
356 days until the MCM: Walked 1.5 miles
355 days until the MCM: Walked 2 miles
354 days until the MCM: Walked 2 miles
353 days until the MCM: Walked 2 miles
Of course, being as heavy as I am, there is a weight concern and now is the time to focus on that. I know that when the training gets into heavy mileage -- come June or so -- weight-loss will be a lot harder to come by. So now is the crucial time for me to get what I can off. And while there's no specific game plan on that end, the best tool I have in my toolbox is something I have never used before: a therapist. A real therapist who specializes in weight, who helped open a national wellness center, who has so far made a real difference.
I'll keep the blog updated as I continue on this journey. I'm very determined to get to that finish line one day -- and am feeling good about this being the year.