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My journey to the half-marathon

Week Seven

So here I am week 7. I can't believe I have stuck to a regimen for more than a month and haven't quit yet. It seems to be becoming more of a routine everyday. I ran 7 miles this weekend and actually felt okay afterwards. I am still slow in my pace but the distance seems to be okay for me. I still have to remind myself to keep hydrated so that I don't feel lousy.

Now my struggle is getting back from the warm weather and having to fight getting a cold. This is the first time I have been sick since I started this regimen so it is new for me. I am trying to balance keeping up with my exercise and not feeling too run down. I am taking extra vitamin C and watching my peak flows so my asthma doesn't get affected.

I find myself also wanting to try other exercise workouts like Zumba and Pilates. I never thought I would be such an exercise enthusiast but it really does make me happy. I feel stronger all the time for what I am accomplishing. I just have to stick with it to see my end result.

(Editors Note: Martha Breyette of Saranac is on a 14-week goal to get in shape to compete in the inaugural City of Plattsburgh Half Marathon, Sunday, April 18. Breyette will share her trials and tribulations in this newspaper through a weekly journal entry.)

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