Friday, November 9, 2012

Oh Sh*t!

Okay internet world, I did it. I pulled the trigger. I made the leap. I did something I was really scared of. I registered for a Half Marathon. My original plan for this coming year was to get back into running and do some 5Ks and 10Ks. But with no plan, and no "A" race I am so lost with my training and just can't seem to get into it. I run/walk (or slog as I like to call it) a couple miles here and there but nothing consistent. I am also carrying around A LOT of extra weight from baby #3 that doesn't seem to want to budge as quickly as it had the last couple times. I really needed something to scare me into training my ass off. Literally! 
So I gave myself an "A" race. The race I have wanted to do all along. My goal race. The race I have been afraid to face. The Half Marathon. I know to some the 13.1 distance is not much. But When I started this journey a 5K seemed impossible to me never mind a Half. I chose the Smuttynose Rockfest HALF Marathon. Mostly because I hear it's pretty flat and it's not to far from home. I also felt this year was a good year to just do it because I have joined an amazing team of women at Team Tough Chick and I will have great support to get through any fears I face.
 So here I sit, 60-70lbs over weight, no training plan just yet, no nutrition plan to follow and a Half Marathon just under a year away. Hoping I can get my shit together to pull this off.

What have I done!!!!


  1. 13.1 is long to everyone! But you can do it :-) Plenty of time to get a training plan together and to log some serious miles, You're gonna love it!

  2. Sara said I have to comment... So here it is... :-P Also, I thought I totally gave you a training plan!


    1. It only works if you DON'T say she made you jerk :P

  3. Don't be scared, it only hurts from mile 2 on...

  4. You go this!!! I also started running to lose some baby weight from #3 (and #2) so I know the journey is a rough one, but it is TOTALLY POSSIBLE! I just finished my second half, you GOT THIS!!!!

  5. You've got this - I just started a half marathon training program a month ago, running only 3x per week and cross training 2-3 times per week. It's amazing how quickly your body will change. Way to go!

  6. I ran this race this year and it was a great course...yes it is flat with few short rolling hills! It rained the whole time so I am keeping my fingers crossed for better weather next year! You have plenty of time to get ready!

  7. so exciting!! im pretty sure ill be there :) you can do it!