Make a Pledge to Myself: Catching up
At the end of October, I made a pledge to myself to do an inventory of my running gear and get a few things cleaned up.
It wasn't easy, but I got everything much more organized before Election Day. This included throwing out a few shirts, a couple of pairs of shoes and prioritizing what shoes I'll run in the most and which ones will only be used occasionally.
Another one of the pledges that deserves a follow up right now is making a training "plan" for the Blue Ridge Marathon.
While I have some time on my side -- I don't hit 20 weeks to go until December -- I have set up a spreadsheet laying out long runs until race day and what the first few weeks of training should look like.
I've taken a different approach to labeling my runs as "run 1," "run 2," etc., instead of focusing on specific days of the week. There was something about those specific days that was starting to bug me when I started plotting things out.
As for my other pledges -- tracking my miles, eating an apple a day and no potato chips -- everything is going perfectly!
Disclaimer: I am receiving a free race entry to the Blue Ridge Marathon as an "official blogger" for the race. Visitblueridgemarathon.com for more information about the race in Roanoke, Virginia, and use code BRMFRIENDS to get 15% off.