Lisa is training for the GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon this Sunday, May 6th! Check back each day this week for an update on her training leading up to the big day.
April 25, 2012
Way back in January when looking ahead to my half marathon walk training schedule and saw that near the end of training there would be a 20km walk – I wondered how I was ever going to be able to do that. Actually I wondered that a lot over the last few months. I wasn’t worried about the 21km race, but this one training walk seemed to be a stumbling block in my ‘I can do it’ mantra.
Guess what? Yesterday, I did it! And it wasn’t without some great support and motivation that I got to this point. Yesterday I had to do it for my great walking partner Danielle. If she could take the red eye home from a trip and go out there and walk for around 3 hours on no sleep in the last 29 hours than I could do it. I had to be in it for her – to keep her awake and motivate her to finish too. I could do it because I listened to my body and took an extra day off of training last week. If I hadn’t I’m not sure I could’ve completed the 20km. I could do it because my family has supported me 100% through this over the 4 months of training. In particular my teenagers have had to get used to Mom not being around as much as usual – they probably liked that anyway.
Today, I’m still not wondering how I’m going to complete the 21km race in our goal time – I’m not ready to confront that yet. Instead I’m wondering how I’m going to manage the next 3 days of training because today my body does not want to walk anywhere!
Lisa is making her walk even more meaningful by raising funds for a cause near and dear to her. Support her efforts by donating now! All funds raised will support GoodLife Kids Foundation’s mission: To give every Canadian kid the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life.