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What'd you do last weekend? Oh I just completed a half marathon... no biggie...

Posted Oct 11 2009 12:00am
Tomorrow I start training for a half marathon. It's in Vegas in eight short weeks and I am determined to kick it's butt. I know it will mean lots of focus, motivation, healthy eating and a plan.

How do I know this?

Oh I completed my first half marathon last weekend... no big deal...

Yeah I am lying...


If you have followed my blog, before my writing blocks the last couple months, you know I was training for this run. You also know I was told I would never run. So my goal this year was to complete a half marathon. Unlike NY resolutions that you have less control over, a half marathon was a concrete goal to work towards.

When I fell down the stairs in August, I lost motivation to blog, to cook and to take care of myself. I felt like I sucked. I couldn't even walk down stairs for heavens sake! But I had already paid for this half marathon... so with the support of my friends, I started walking. My doctor had told me I was not allowed to jog at all or even walk long distances, especially if I wanted to make it through the 13.1 miles in October. So I spent September NOT training for my half marathon.

Sane people I want you to know that you shouldn't attempt to walk a half marathon when your doctor says you will only be able to complete it if you DON'T train. I recognize this is not something that makes sense. I did some aqua jogging and lots of strength training that wouldn't affect my lower body that was still resting.

But how did I make it through 13.1 miles (and that .1 becomes VERY important in this story)???

I guess I have something to blog about tomorrow :-)
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