So, I have been running lately – but I don’t htink that is quite enough to really prepare myself for the marathon. So here are some other things I have been contemplating:
Dieting – It is easier to move a lighter weight, then a heavier weight (see what public schools taught me?) So, I have started using “calorie counter” on my phone to track what I eat. This way I can try and get rid of the spare tire I have been working on.. After all, spare tires are for cars and bikes – not runners.
Core Strength – Well, like most people – I hate situps and pushups. But they are two great methods for working on core strength so I am beginning to implement them into my daily routine. I have tried the “hundredpushups.com” and “twohundredsitups.com” challenges in the past – but never finished them. I think it is time to revisit this.
Other workouts – I won’t join a gym at this time – because I don’t think I will go. When I can consistently get up and run at 5am every morning (or 3-4 times a week), I will revist the idea. But, we do have EA Active 2 for the PS3. Suprisingly this does a great workout – including core as well as various muscle groups. This is going to become my non-running day workout.
Overall, I hope that the marathon preparations will not just let me run 26.2 miles – but will put me in fantastic shape!