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I have some super exciting news to share... I am officially ready for my half marathon!

Yep. I made it 12 miles on Sunday. It was one of the hardest but one of the most rewarding things ever. I felt good, kept a good pace, and finished in 1 hour, 55 minutes, and 49 seconds. And then I did the happy dance in the middle of the sidewalk. :-)

I have given up on this run soooo many times. I signed up in November to run and had not run farther than 5 miles at that point. I have had so many weeks where I felt like throwing in the towel and just saying never mind. But I didn't. And I finally feel ready... with 4 weeks left to train!

I'm hoping to get at least 2 more 12 mile runs in and then a little smaller 10 miler before the big day. Especially since yesterday I literally had to give myself a pep talk EVERY time I climbed the stairs in my house. Oh the soreness! My goal for the next for weeks is to work on stretching. I hate to stretch and my muscles the day after a long run are oh so tight. 

My training schedule this week looks like this:

Tuesday: 4 Miles
Wednesday: Cross Training/ Light Weights
Thursday: 6 Miles
Friday: Cross Training/Light Weights
Saturday: 4 Miles
Sunday: 12 Miles


  1. I am SO proud of you! That is awesome! I am seriously lacking in training for this half marathon. I'll be lucky to get to 8 or 9 before then :(

  2. Wow! Congrats! I absolutely love running, and when I see others doing the same thing, it makes me happy:) Tackling that long run is a huge accomplishment!