The other nice thing about yesterday was talking with all the participants and finding out that most of them are just as freaked out by the fundraising portion of this as I am. It was great to get to talk to people who've been through this before and who could tell me things like "Most people don't respond to the first email you send out" and other helpful things. Not that I'm not still freaked out :) After all, I pledged to raise $5000! I've got a few more ideas I need to push through. A letter writing campaign, so food sales and the like. What I would like to do is figure out a way to do some sort of big 'event' - I'll have to think about that for a bit (although not too long).
Today was my first day of actual training (as set out by my coach). I was really excited to be started at last and headed out the door for my run first thing this morning. What I wasn't expecting was how hard it was! I mean, the workout was relatively easy as written. And I followed it, but I had a serious case of 'lead legs'. I don't know why but it seemed to take everything I had just to put one leg in front of the other - like I was running through molasses or something. But I made it through, got my workout in and logged a few short miles. (1.4) My Route I do know it'll get easier over time.
The rest of the week should be really busy
Monday is a swim, Tuesday I have choir, Wednesday is a 'coached' workout (run and weights), Thursday is a swim, Friday is a bike ride, Saturday a coached swim/bike workout, and Sunday a coached run. Even though that sounds like a lot, it's still very short mileage and very reasonable speeds. we've got a ways to go and the coaches are taking it easy - giving people a chance to build some endurance. It's great! :)
Alright - off to get some rest