Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Half Marathon!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Blame my friend Chrissy, but yes. In January (as long as she doesn't bail on me) I'll be signed up for the MS Blues (Half) Marathon.

If you're like me and have no idea how long a half marathon is, well, let me tell you:
13.1 Miles!

Sadly, you read that correctly. I will somehow drag myself across the finish line after 13.1 miles in January. Why, yes! I have lost my mind!

This is what I call motivation, kids. If I don't have something to work towards and a set deadline, well, it ain't happening.

Now, as I've said - I plan to walk most of this crazy half marathon thing. I'm not kidding myself into thinking that in 4 months I'll be able to run 13.1 miles without stopping, oh no. But, I do know that my ass isn't going to be huffing and puffing to get to the finish line either - I need to pace myself! Start walking/jogging a lot more.



  1. YAY!!!! I still need to register. I will probably wait until I get paid. I'm so excited!!!!

  2. You can do it!!! Trust me. I have never been a runner. Did sports but was super slow and hated running. I started small like you, worked up to a 10k, and eventually did a half (without walking). It's a loooong way, but if you stick to a training schedule you really can build up to it even if you don't quite believe it right now. I have faith in you! Plus it will make you skinny (I had to eat ice cream every day because I was a little too skinny toward the end there), so win-win.