Let's talk about the new year and goals. I don't believe in yearly resolutions; like most people I usually set a resolution and then promptly forget it. 2009, however,will have to be different. I have a goal of completing the Las Vegas Marathon and that's going to take some hefty preparation. So after some thought, I realized my preparation for the race will have to be three fold and while I can't start training just yet (the race isn't until December!) I can do some things to make a marathon a little easier. My three part plan is a really good diet, stretching and core training, and running. The running won't start until this summer, but I can start a better, healthier diet and stretching and core training today. I used to do those things and then just stopped.
Yesterday I tried my basic stretches and realized how much I've lost since I stopped stretching. And have I mentioned how much I hate doing planks? My goal is 4 days a week, 1 hour a day, until the race. Basically, I want to do anything I can to make 26.2 miles a little easier.