It’s happening people! Tonight after work I headed down to Gazelle Sports to pick up my Borgess Run Camp training notebook. The notebook is chalked full of information such as injury prevention, run safety, and training guides.
Every year Run Camp gives you a gift for signing on. This year’s gift was ‘glittens’, the wonderful glove-mitten combo by Manzella. I already own a pair of these and I LOVE them! I was pretty psyched to receive another pair with the run camp logo on them.
While I was there I bought a safety light to clip on my jacket so that I am better seen at night. It was on sale, and you know I love a deal!
I also picked up a gift card that I won this week for guessing the closest number of pounds of food donated in The Run For the Lights charity run that I did last Thursday. 2616 (I had guessed 2678!) pounds of food was donated and in addition to that $1039 was collected. Awesome what a running community can do when they come together for a cause!
$20 bucks to spend at my favorite running store?! AWESOME! I have my eyes on a new pair of running tights and I am sure that this gift card will come in handy:-)
I am so, so excited to start camp (I am sure that I have maybe mentioned this once or twice, no?). What I love is that this is a 20 week program (22 if you count the two weekends that we do not meet due to the Holidays). We start out running only 5 miles and then build our mileage from there. Run Camp also puts an emphasis on cross training, nutrition, and recovery. As I have mentioned before, the theme of this year’s camp is CHANGES and I am so excited to see what changes are in store for me.
One of the first pages in the notebook is for writing down your two main goals of camp and what you plan to do to accomplish it. Here are mine:
Goal #1: To start and complete the Kalamazoo Marathon on May 8th, 2012
What I plan to do to accomplish it: Follow the training guide and advice of my team leader, run 4 times per week, focus on strength training, work hard, and watch my diet (but I will not give up Qudoba. Just so we are clear on that).
Goal #2: Have fun and stay injury free! (Ok, so maybe that is two goals!)
What I plan to do to accomplish it: I plan to meet lots of new friends in run camp, embrace the cold, and listen to my body.
Hope you will follow along with me over the next 22 weeks as I work toward that 26.2!
Do you plan on training during the winter for a spring marathon? What is the coolest gift that you have ever won?