7.31.2011

For our two year

Alex and I talked today and decided for our two year wedding anniversary this year we'll be running a half marathon together!

It started when I was looking on line today for races to do. Then I found a half marathon on Dec 11th in North Carolina! Our anniversary is on the 14th so I thought that would be something fun we could do together. Alex has always been a big runner and done races and whatnot. I have not. I always though it was cause of my legs, or cause I got shin splints and cause my knees and hips hurt when I ran just a little bit. Turns out it was just cause I was fat and overweight haha.
I am actually pretty good at running now, I guess I just needed to get in shape.
I'm mostly just way happy that I will get to do something with Alex that he loves. It'll be fun to bond this way.

Alex custom made me Nike's a couple weeks ago. And I was really excited about getting them in soon, but turns out he never totally checked out online boo. So I made me some today and just purchased them so they should be here in 4 weeks, hopefully sooner!
I bought the Free Run id2 because I want to ease into barefoot running. I be in these for a while then switch to fives.
The shoes I love the colors I picked cause I love everything bright and fun!

I went online and looked at a bunch of different training schedules and am between two right now. The first one is a ten week. Has 3 rest days a week and has a little higher miles a day.
The next is a twelve week one has 2 rest days a week and has lower miles a day.
I think I might just end up merging the two to make my ownish.

If anyone has done any races and has any tips on training it would be much appreciated!

5 comments:

Optimistic Liz said...

i dont know shit about running but i wanted to say your blogs pretty cool! I'll be at fort bragg in april! :) and my husband gets home in October too! :)

Melissa said...

Hey, I saw you were a new follower and I came over to say hello! Your blog is super cute and I'm glad to "meet" you. :) I'm a new runner, too, but I've liked Hal Higdon's website/training plans. Check them out!

Fran said...

That sounds like a great thing to do together! Running a marathon is definitely in my bucket list but I need to get into shape first lol

Tolman Family said...

I set the goal to do a half marathon last July and also used online weekly training schedules to train. I had an absolute blast running the half marathon and am going to do it again next year. Good luck! It's hard work!

nichole said...

woo hoo! : ) i cannot wait to hear about your adventure in training/running!