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I did it...

Monday, June 24, 2013

I literally just signed up for my very first half marathon. I'm so excited and scared! I only have a month to train. I have already researched some training plans though I and I think I can do this. I think I will tame the competitive beast inside me for this and just focus on finishing and enjoying the run. I'm doing the Deseret News Half Marathon on 7/24/13 in SLC. We will be running down a canyon road and most the run is downhill. I had such a beautiful outdoor long run yesterday that I was inspired to move forward with my dream of running a half marathon. Do I ever dream of running a full marathon...I don't know at this point. I will have to see if I can live through a half marathon first. I have to say that I probably wouldn't even be doing this if I wasn't inspired by my friends here on Sparkpeople. I looked up two training plans and I think I can do this. The hardest part for me is allowing myself to rest. I don't even know how to rest. I have a fitbit and I walk about 20,000 + steps daily. I just can't stop myself from moving.
So far I have built myself up to run 8 miles. Yesterday I did that ran and I could have kept going. Part of that run was even a steep hill! The idea I get from training plans is that I need to build myself up to at least a 10 mile run and I should be able to do 13.1 miles. I really hope that's true! If anyone has any great advice for getting trained in a month, let me know. I am already a regular runner. I run usually anywhere from 10-16 miles a week, sometimes more. I think my body is in shape for this. I think I can, I think I can. I feel kind of excited that I just signed up for this, but I think I will start freaking out closer to race day. Ahh!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
NBLONDHEIM 6/24/2013 4:20PM

    WOW! You are amazing and an inspiration! You will do great!!!!

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FITFOODIE806 6/24/2013 9:07AM

    Your body is definitely in shape for this! If I were you, I'd do my next weekend's long runs like this:
9, 11, 9 or 8, 6 on the weekend before the race. On a Wednesday?
You are going to LOVE it!

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TARABEAR 6/24/2013 2:04AM

    If you can run 8, you can run 13! For real. Good luck with your training! ENJOY the ride!

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WATERDIAMONDS 6/24/2013 2:00AM

    I don't know how to help you set up a training program, but I DO know how to say

WOW!!! Great job!!!

Obviously, you can do this. So, please just accept my heartfelt admiration for your tenacity and hard work.

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ZRIE014 6/24/2013 12:33AM

  keep it up

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