One thing that I changed about today is the fact that I no longer will sit at my desk and work. I have changed up my office space so that my computer is on a counter and I would have to stand in order to use it for work. In the morning, I spend most of my time working on things on the computer. Because of that, I spend a lot of time sitting down in a chair. I have been noticing that because of that, my body is starting to be accustomed to the sitting, and that's not exactly a good thing. I have devised an area that would help me from sitting, and using more calories, and putting the weight on my legs, which needs as much exercise as possible.
I learned from http://www.livestrong.com/article/73916-calories-burned-standing-vs.-sitting/ that standing uses 50 more calories per hour, compared to sitting. This is really cool, because I spend about 4 hours in the morning sitting at my desk. If I were to change that, not only would my legs get more exercise, but I would also be using more energy. It's a small difference, but over time, it can be a huge difference. I am also going to make sure that part of my breakfast would contain eggs instead of boring old cereal, because it would give me more of the protein that I would need for my training. ESPECIALLY if I run in the morning.
I did a little research on different kinds of races that were in the TN area, and I happened to go on the Knoxville Track Club website and see that there was a 12 hour race in June. I'm curious to see if I could do that... and very curious to see if I could even possibly win that. I believe that with enough training, I would be able to do well in that race. I wouldn't know until I try... but I thought it was something else I could focus on after my marathon. The marathon is only a step, and it doesn't matter too much about how well I do, but it matters to me that I use that to become better in both distance and speed.
Taking steps towards my goal can be big like the marathon I have in a couple weeks... or it could be small like standing at my job instead of sitting. But as long as I take those steps, it gets me closer to where I want to be. So we all have to ask ourselves, are we taking those steps?