Wednesday, October 23, 2013

getting back into shape >>> 13.1

I have always been envious of long distance runners.

growing up, from about the age of 8-15 I played competitive soccer. I didn't realize until I stopped playing soccer and focused more on volleyball how much- even then- my endurance had wilted. Since soccer is a game and not technically "straight running", I never really thought about how much I ran for practice and games. I haven't played any sports competitively since high school and it is quite pathetic how much my endurance has deteriorated.

we must live in one of the most active neighborhoods...ever. I see multiple people a day out running with their dogs, their jogging stroller, or their husbands. We also see tons of bikers everywhere(which I would love to take up one day....).

I had my baby boy in May of this year- about 5 1/2 months ago and have had him as my "excuse" to not get out and running.

March 1, 2014 my husband and I are running in the Phoenix half marathon.

oh boy. What have we done?!

since the marathon is 20 weeks away....we are able to do a training schedule, in case any of you have been thinking of doing a half-marathon, or if you are totally crazy & want to to a full marathon...I think you should go ahead and do it! We started this week(Monday) and I am sore. Big surprise.

we use this schedule but changed up the days a little to better fit our schedule- we run, monday/wednesday/friday/saturday



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  1. You can do this, I did. I started running about 2 years ago (maybe less). I've ran 3 half marathons and I'm running my fourth in 2 weeks. I did my first one w/minimal training too. You got this, it's more a mind thing than a body thing. Check out my running essentials list, and I'm always here for any questions you have. Good luck and keep us posted!

  2. oh my goodness wow!! you are amazing! I will definitely check that out--- any advice helps :) hoping I can get my endurance built up within these first few weeks! Thanks so much, I will keep you updated