Aside from being mere double digit days from the big birthday, I've also got a couple of other numbers rattling around in my head lately. Not accomplishing anything, really, just rattling around. Making me think, and making me sweat a little:
-roughly 15 weeks until the big Diva performance,
-a little over 18 weeks until the marathon.
The marathon is scary, I'm not going to lie. I can and have been running 3-3.5 miles at a time comfortably, although not quite as frequently as I needed to have been for building a base to train on. Now I'm going to be doing that several times a week and increasing the distance weekly for a longer run. Up to about 10 miles I can kind of picture progressing to, but beyond that feels like a mental abyss. I guess I do not need to worry about it yet until the time comes, but I'm having trouble visualizing it.
I am extremely excited about the prospect of the pole performance, but nervous too! It's been a long road to get to this point, 2 years or so by the time I had to stop for injury for a while and then start almost all over. I'm shocked and impressed with all the things I can do now, even though I haven't gotten myself into the kind of shape yet that I'd planned, and to say I'm stoked to show it all off to friends and family is an extreme understatement. But being that excited for something that is a one-time deal is also a recipe for a LOT of pressure. I will need to find a way to manage that so I don't get myself all worked up and get sick or injured and miss it. I keep questioning my song choice, too, I've been thinking about it for like a year now, I swear! But I keep coming back to Low (Flo Rida) and I think that is still it. Someday I'd love to have a chance to perform to a slower, sultrier song, but that takes even more skill and strength to do the moves more deliberately. For now I'm going to stick with a high energy, faster paced routine. Time to get rolling on the choreography, too, because the 8 week prep class will be put to much better use to practice the routine than to be fiddling around trying to come up with one. That's not very far off!