Today is the day! I've been waiting for this glorious Sunday for months. July 8, 2012 is the day I begin training for the Presque Isle 1/2 Marathon that will be taking place on September 16 in Erie, PA.
Running = ♥
Yes, I know. I'm
pretty very weird and I love it.
And what better way to celebrate an exciting event than with a big bowl of fruit topped with a dollop of Greek yogurt!
Okay, okay. Enough about pretty parfaits. Let's get down to business: 1/2 marathon training.
I ran my first half marathon back in 2010 in Columbus and finished in 2 hours and 34 seconds.
At the finish line upon running the 2010 Columbus 1/2 Marathon
I was extremely proud of myself since all I wanted to do was finish the race. But this time I have a different goal in mind: Complete the race under 2 hours.
I feel that I can accomplish this goal if I stick to my training plan and add in strength and cross-training. So this morning I ran my first run of 4 miles and it felt great! I can't wait to continue this 10 week program and I'm excited for the strength and healthy benefits that naturally come along with it.
I truly believe that everybody is capable of running a half marathon. If you don't agree, sign up for smaller races at first. Find a local 5k or 10k and train for those. Maybe in a year you will feel confident enough to take the next step and train for a longer event.
Just do it! The benefits and sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a race is indescribable.
Question of the Day:
Do you remember your first race?
Growing up my family and I would always run the Turkey Trot every Thanksgiving morning. After finishing those 5k's I would go home and stuff myself silly with turkey, stuffing, and delicious apple pie.
1 Pecan Pie, 2 Pumpkin Pies, and 2 Apple Pies