Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Training Update

Since following the training progress of my friend J and S while they prepared for their marathon and half marathon I got the itch to go after it for myself. I knew I wanted to run a half, heck I even chose two to run this fall, but as I've said before, I let life get in the way. 

Following Mama Laughlin on Instagram and reading her training posts and then her full marathon recap in her blog got me to thinking. I CAN do this. All I have to do is try. Take one day at a time. Realize that it won't be perfect, but that I have nothing to lose.

So in my motivated state I signed up for two half marathons, talked with a friend about another and am tossing the idea around about running a full next November. 

I'm so excited!!! I have friends doing it with me and we're keeping each other accountable through our training runs. Never in my life did I think I would want to run, much less actually enjoy it. 

Thank you J and S for motivating me! You have no idea how much it means. 

Thank you L for committing to go the distance with me.

Mama L. Love you to pieces. Reading your story has changed my life. Thank you.

Run girls!!!

I'm out! 
Mrs. T


  1. Wow! Great for you. You have signed up for some awesome goals. You can do this. I am a new reader and cannot wait to follow along on your progress :) Wishing you a successful week ahead!

    1. Thanks Liz! Have you read the "Run-Walk-Run" book by Jeff Galloway? I think that's his name. I started that this weekend and can't wait to use this method during my three miles tonight! :)

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    1. It is! I tried the run-walk-run method last night! My overall time was slower, but I felt great during and after!

  3. i PROMISE the Memorial Run is THE BEST run to do for your first half or full. It's so rewarding when you cross the finish line and there are tons of people everywhere cheering you on. So special. I'm doing the half this year, let me know if you ever want to do any training runs. I run with the landrunners on Saturdays! p.s. the run/walk method burns a shit load of calories too!

    1. I'll be running the half with ya! If we're ever in town on a weekend I'll hit ya up. We usually head south on Fridays.