Monday, March 11, 2013

13.1 {in progress}

Since I'm on my journey to running my first half marathon I thought I would blog about it.  These are moments I want to remember: victories, lows, mental battles, and goals accomplished.  This week I finished my first week of my half marathon training plan!  Honestly, I didn't want to do it.  But I got out there and did it.  A small victory.  No, I didn't crush the workout but I got the miles. 

I'm not sure if it's a new training plan thing or my personality, but I'm constantly second guessing my training.  Is it too much?  Is it enough?  I don't know.  And guess what?  I won't know until the day that I run 13.1 miles.  For now I'm making myself finish the plan I first posted on my mirror.  If I need to repeat a week, I will.  If I need to add another run to my week, I will.  But it's not a race, it's a journey. My journey. 

Monday: Ran 3 miles & Walked 2.6 miles
{Addi never wants to leave the gym after my runs}
Tuesday: Rest
Wednesday: Ran 3 miles & Walk 1.2 miles
Thursday: Walk 3 miles
Friday: Rest
Saturday: Ran 4 miles {It was amazing!
Sunny 55 degrees, capris, tank top, running outside, awesome pace}
Sunday: Rest


  1. You are doing such a good job. Just keep remembering this is your journey!

    Do you have a button?

    1. Thanks! I don't but I might have to work on it :)

  2. What training program are you using again? I know you posted on Instagram but I can't remember...I gave myself extra time at the beginning to get used to running, like I repeated weeks 1 and 2 twice, then really started training. I also ran 12 miles before the race, a lot of programs have you run 10'ish, but I wanted to be extra prepared! Trust me, training is rewarding and it sucks at the same time, but crossing that finish line is AWESOME! Good luck!

    1. Yes! I could imagine only running ten then trying to race 13.1. I am following the half plan below for now. But ill take a few weeks to just run weekly milage and then start a second half plan before racing in the fall.