And We’re Off!

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And we’re off!

fitness friday buttonWell not just yet but later this afternoon we will be on our way to Springfield so that I can run my first half marathon! To say I’m excited is an understatement. To say I’m nervous is an even bigger understatement. But hopefully the combination of the two will lead to a great adrenaline rush to push me through Saturday’s race run.


One of the hardest things about this week is tapering. You hear people talk about how it’s just as mental as it is physical and this week has taught me how true that is. I’ve been wanting to MOVE but I’ve had to remind myself that rest is what’s best for the time being. There will be plenty of movement tomorrow.  Plenty.


With that said, here’s what my week looked like:

Screen Shot 2013-04-04 at 9.15.13 PMIt’s really been a great week regardless and I can’t help but marvel and thank my body for what it can do and it’s ability to run the distances I’ve put it through. If you told me a year ago, heck, if you told me 6 months ago I’d be able to run 10 miles and would be finishing my 1/2 marathon training, I’d probably laugh in your face and say I wish!


I did wish and wishes do come true.


Wish me luck!


**If you’re looking for the link-up, I’ve decided not to do it this week. In fact, I may not do it for awhile anymore.  It hasn’t quite taken off in the way I was hoping and since starting it, I realized not only are their other similar linkups out there, the demand isn’t as high as it was seeming.  But it’s all good, you live and learn.  And you never know, maybe I’ll start it back up again but for now, it’s just not worth the time.  Thank you to all who participated.**

11 thoughts on “And We’re Off!

  1. Sarah @ The Smart Kitchen

    Whoo hoo!!! I find it hard to make myself run “only” 3 miles on days when I’m trying to switch it up so as to avoid overtraining. [I am training for…nothing.] I can’t imagine tapering is in ANY way easy, especially because I feel like I’d still want to prove to myself I could run that far. I ran 8 miles two days before my 10K, and I’m convinced that’s why I ended up feeling sore on a super flat–and what should have been SUPER easy for me–run.

    1. admin Post author

      After 3-4 miles I get a mental energy block. Tomorrow I’m shooting for 5 miles which I think will be my longest run since the 1/2.

  2. Catherine

    I’m excited to read your race recap.
    I really enjoyed linking up to your fitness Friday when I was training, I have been lazy since Jan this year because of weather/work/general lack of motivation, but now the sun is shining (sun! shining! yay England!) I want to get back on it. (Typing this instead of zumba as I had a dodgy tummy, bleurgh.)
    But anyhoozles, good luck 🙂

  3. Nicole @ FruitNFitness

    Good luck on your 1/2! I just ran my first one last weekend and was a nervous wreck for at least a week before but it ended up being a lot of fun! Ill be excited for a recap of how much fun YOU have 🙂

  4. Precious

    Just clicked on your name from ReR
    Looking for more blogs to — stalk 🙂
    Good luck!! I can’t wait to do my first half!
    The longest I’ve done is 10 and that was so awesome!
    It’s amazing what our bodies can do 🙂

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