As I sit here writing this blog about my fitness goals, my family is watching Princess Bride. We just got to the line where Fezzig the Giant says “It’s not my fault being the biggest and the strongest. I don’t even exercise.” And then he gets taken down by Wesley.

It’s important to set goals, and even more important to get to work on them! For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on building back to the endurance level I had after Marine Corps Marathon. I’m not yet working out every day, but I’m working hard to get to my goals.

Yesterday was a big step forward. In the morning, I went for a 10 mile run with a friend. We all know that accountability partners are EVERYTHING. I hadn’t run 10 miles straight in quite a while, but I had agreed to do it with her, so I tied my running shoes and headed out the door. The run was fantastic. We weren’t going for speed, just distance – and we nailed it.

Since I had proven to myself that I could once again run ten miles, last night I signed up for the Hyannis Half Marathon. Now that I know I can do the distance, I have about a month with which to get back to making progress on my pace goal. Thankfully I have TriDot coaching to help me with that. I will be biking and running a lot for the next few weeks!

Last year’s Hyannis Half was about 36 degrees with torrential rain. Let’s hope for a bit better weather this year…