I guess the cat’s out of the box bag…
I love to run.
I love to run outside.
I love to run outside with friends.
When I heard some of them were signing up for the Publix Gasparilla Distance Classic, I hopped right on board. Being able to run a half-marathon has been a serious goal of mine for the past few years. There were just a few things that always seemed to get in the way…
I’ve never had the time to train, until now. I’ve never had the drive to train, until now. I never thought I would actually register and train for a Half-Marathon Race until NOW!
I guess I’M IN when it’s “Facebook Official” right?! 😉
I’ve been pre-training by doing a series of 3-mile runs, every other day or so for the past week and a half. Next week (Yup, the day after Christmas) starts my first official Training Week 1 and I couldn’t be more excited to get to it already!
*TIP: Before even thinking of training for a half-marathon, make sure you can keep a steady run for at least 30 minutes without stopping. Once you feel comfortable with that, you’re ready to start Week 1!
Throughout my 10 Week Training process, I am going to do a Weekend Update as each week goes by on how it’s going. I’ll record and share the training program I’m following, my times and distances, my playlists and any tips I pick up along the way.
*STEP 1: Enjoy my last “leisure” pre-training runs: Check.
*STEP 2: Get my perfect pair of running shoes: Check.
It’s amazing how different your run can feel when you’re equipped with the right tools.
Next on my list? A Garmin Forerunner 210 Watch:
*STEP 3: Get started! C’mon Monday, December 26th!
Off to my last day of work. Ahhh… I have a feeling it’s going to be a very Happy New Year.
Happy Saturday Everyone! 🙂