Funny how things change.
I turned 26 last year, and it was a wild ride. My boyfriend snuck (sneaked?) a real-life deep dish Chicago pizza through airport security, my best friend bought me brown leather cowboy(girl) boots, and my parents bought me a Netbook (which was later exchanged for an iPod shuffle and some cold hard cash).
As my 27th birthday approaches (they seem to come faster and faster every year, don't they?), I can think of a million things I want. A quality yoga mat, tons of DVD sets, clothes (clothes, and more clothes!), shoes, jewelery.
What I asked for though, and what my generous parents are giving me this year is my registration to the Athens Half Marathon.
It takes place the weekend of October 22-23. Do you know what that means? Training starts now!
PLAN (Based on Hal Higdon's Novice plan) for the week of 7/25/2011:
Monday: 3 mile easy run/walk
Tuesday: 20 min run & Yoga
Wednesday: 2 mile run
Thursday: 3 mile run
Saturday: 4 mile run
Sunday: Yoga or Rest
But birthdays aren't all about presents, of course. To me, birthdays represent a clean slate and a chance to reflect on the previous year. So I'll have a less materialistic birthday post closer August 8.
In other news, my computer is fixed, and I did an engagement shoot with a lovely couple last weekend, so I have tons of photos to edit and post! They'll be going up over at jenhofstetter.blogspot.com sometime this weekend.
I'll try to check in again around Friday for an update on my training progress. Wish me luck!