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I can't believe I am doing this.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

I signed up today to run a half-marathon. I joined the "13.1 - because I'm only half crazy" team, I have a training schedule, and a buddy. Now all that's left to do...is run.

I actually feel really fantastic about it. I have done the C25K plan, and I can "run" a 5k in under 40 minutes. (Yay me!) I know for most people that seems really slow, but for ME, it's AWESOME! :) I was so proud when I did that! I found myself looking FORWARD to running. SO WEIRD. When I was in high school, if you told me I had to run a mile in gym, I would start hyperventilating. But last week, when it was time to go run, I literally jumped up out of my chair. I realized I had been excited about it all day.

So, I decided to keep going and make another goal. The Jeff Galloway training plan doesn't seem ridiculously hard to me. And there's a really famous half-marathon in Indianapolis in conjunction with the Indy 500 in May. That gives me plenty of time to train and get some confidence! I also signed up for the 3 mini-races leading up to the 500 mini to help me stay excited and focused!

I think if I can actually do this, I might treat myself to another half-marathon...like maybe the Disney Wine and Food festival? Or one of the minis out in Southern Cali? The possibilities are endless...
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    It's so exciting to have the first half-marathon scheduled and paid for. But it's terrifying too, because you can't back out now!
    emoticon & emoticon on that next step! I'm excited (and scared) to be taking this journey with you. emoticon
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    That's great - I've always wanted to run a 1/2 - go for it! emoticon
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