Day One

Monday, February 25, 2013

I was pretty sure that when I woke up this morning I was going to say to myself, "what the heck are you thinking signing up for a half marathon?"  Instead, I felt excited.  Feeling excited is exciting in itself.  I'm just a big cyclical ball of excitement and it's 9 am on a Monday.  (There is a slight possibility that I'm actually just delirious from staying up to watch the Oscars last night).

A big part of the excitement is that I know, for the next 10 weeks, training and preparing myself will be my main focus.  As I've mentioned in the past, if I don't regularly occupy all of my free time, I go a little crazy.  I need to stop thinking about moving because right now it is simply not an option.  I crunched the numbers and if I attempted to rent on my own in the cheapest place possible, I would either have to lower the amount I am paying on my loans, or I would have to live with about $30 a month for food and utilities... aka- not possible.  It is not the situation I want to be in, but if I can keep my mind off it I should be ok.

Just to insure that I was not going to run out and buy a house (ha) I paid off two of my student loans yesterday.  I think I'm going to save loans for the focus of a post in the future, but between Saturday and Sunday I paid off 12% of my loans and have, aside for a small emergency fund, made myself broke.  I figured that I could leave the money sitting in my bank account to earn .5% interest but that would cost me about 6% interest by not putting it towards my loans.  I still have a long road ahead of me in paying them off but it felt wonderful knowing that I made a pretty big dent.

Because I only have 10 weeks to train for this race I have to start today.  This is what my neighborhood looks like right now.  Lets hope for a warm day and a fast melt so I can hit the road tonight!

1 comment:

  1. That sounds great. Having something to stay focused on makes life more enjoyable. I look forward to hearing more about your road to that half marathon. Enjoy it.