This week started my no sugar detox and I gotta say, it's going real good. Real good. My foot has improved, which I wondered if that might happen due to no inflammation from no sugar.
So today I got what I consider a sign from the cosmic energy out there. I may even call it some positive karma. I received an email from the 2016 Rock N' Roll New Orleans people:
Next year Rock ‘n’ Roll New Orleans Marathon & 1/2 Marathon will be on February 28.
Get in early for the guaranteed best price of the year! Presale registration is available online, or at the Health & Fitness Expo for a limited time only.
- Marathon: $50
- Half Marathon: $50
- 10K: $25
If you know anything about marathon pricing, this is one helluva deal. It is too good to pass up.
So I registered. I FREAKING REGISTERED!!!
This is one huge item on my bucket list and, by golly, I'm going to do my best to make it happen.
It's exactly 402 days till race day. But of course, we all know it's not the race that counts, but the TRAINING. That's when the real magic happens.
Obviously I have a few things that need to happen:
1) Overall I'd like to lose 45 pounds.
2) I need to lose at least 20 before I run. My goal for that to happen is by April.
3) Rehaul my diet - in the process of doing that now.
4) Get more sleep (no more reading till 11 p.m.)
5) Drink shitloads of water - the fabulous detox forum I'm a part of is super supportive in this. We are all doing great.
There are lots of "pros" to taking this on, but lots of "cons" as well. The main one being that the diet I'm following now - low sugar, low carb (but eating lots of good carbs with vegetables) will have to stick throughout the year. I do plan on having one cheat meal a week and maybe one nice Starbucks white chocolate mocha once a month.
But in order for this to work I have to keep my insulin levels right. I have to make sure that foot continues to heal.
And of course, there is always the "fallback" plan. Run the half instead of the full. I know I can do that if all else fails.
I will do a post once a week to keep up with my workouts and foods. But, the blog will remain being a mostly book blog. Running isn't for everyone and I don't want the few readers I have to become bored.
Have you ever run a marathon before? Have you ever run a half or 5k? Any advice?