Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's Official

I doubted myself and my ability to actually complete this half marathon thing all week. Okay, more than all week. I've been doubting it since I had the idea to do it. As you can see by this ticker - it's getting close to decision time.

I weighed all of the pros and cons. Con: I haven't been able to train like I wanted. Pro: I have a friend coming from Oregon to do this with me. Con: 13.1 Miles is a LONG way. Pro: If I finish, I can SAY I've finished and feel like I made a huge accomplishment. Con: I don't exactly have the right equipment (attire, shoes, etc). Pro: I can GET the right equipment.

Eff it. I signed up and forked over $75 to run/walk 13.1 miles on January 7, 2012.

Now I guess I need to get my butt into as good as shape as I can before then. I went to the gym last night - did just over 5 miles and felt great afterwards - but my hip was a little sore. I need to look into what that's all about and how to fix it. I think getting new shoes will definitely help.

So now I need a playlist! I normally listen to TMR, but I think 13.1 miles calls for some constant pumped up music - anyone have good suggestions?


  1. You can do it! I have total faith in you, and there's nothing a new pair of shoes can't fix just in life in general, so I'm sure those will help your hip.

  2. I'm so proud of you!

    p.s. I'm revoking your membership to the 200 Club. I'm sorry. You can never return. ;)

    p.p.s. pretty great playlist:

  3. You are so awesome! I am really proud of you! :)
    Keep stretching that hip, and if you can, get a foam roller (20 bucks at target!) and roll away those knots!

    Andddddd we should go running shopping together.