I’m feeling more positive. New Training Plan.

Hello friends! Happy Thursday. Can we take a minute to admire this beautiful sky?

I’m really making an effort to produce creative content in here every day. The truth is that my routine can be sometimes crazy. Plus the 1.5 hour commute to work puts me in the driving seat for a total of three hours everyday.

Anyways, I don’t have much to share today except that I’ve started a new training plan. It’s the Hal Higdon’s half marathon training plan in Novice 1. I know. I know. The last two training plans I’ve followed had been unfinished due to injuries or college.

However, after having so many complaints with my running I’ve decided that I need a training plan. Yes. I need structure in my life. So far I’m not registered to any half marathon race, but I do want to test myself and see if I’m able to complete this one.

Here are the two main reasons on why I chose this one in particular:

– I think it is very friendly and attainable for my current fitness level.

– It includes cross training days. I know I’ve been an enemy of cross training for this entire year. However, after so many aches and pains that had forced me to stop for weeks, I started to think it’s necessary for me. Not only to strength my cardiovascular capacities but also to feel my legs a little bit more fresh the day of the long runs.

My biggest challenge right now is to be able to train next week as my mom is coming to visit. I’m extremely close to her and we only get to see each other once a year. That and my work will give me very limited time. It’s going to be challenging but I’m looking forward to it.

Back to this training plan. Mondays are rest days so technically your training week starts on Tuesdays. I decided to start a training plan on a Wednesday, so that leads me with zero days of rest for this week.

The first run is 3 miles that I decided to do on the treadmill. Yesterday I woke up at 5:00 am, and by 6:00 am I was already at the gym running. It is so nice to have your workout done, have an entire hour to get ready and be on time for productive day of work.

I’m definitely feeling more positive than a few days ago!

What are you feeling positive about?

What do you base yourself on to pick a training plan?


  1. Good to hear that you have picked a plan. My advice would be that consistency is most important. Maybe you won’t be able to get every workout on the plan done, but do as much as you can, and don’t stress it. If you have to take a week off while your mom visits, don’t stress that either, but get back to it the next week. Rest days never hurt anyone! I like to be on a plan of some sort because it gives me a goal and guidance. There are so many plans out there, it’s hard to pick one! I do like the Hal Higdon plans though. Hope it goes well for you!

    • Nathaly Abrahan

      I’ve considered to go to bed with my running clothes on 😉 Thank you for stopping by, Nicole!

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