So I signed up for the Hendricks County Half Marathon, and began training with a group of runners from Living Faith Church, calling it Pew2Half Training. We met for long runs on Saturdays, and additionally I followed a training plan I found in the July issue of Self magazine for the rest of the week - intervals, hill work, strength and cross training, etc.
|Right around the corner from the finish line!|
Which brings us to 2014. One of my goals is to run two half marathons this year. I want to repeat the Hendricks County Half on September 13, 2014, but I'd also like to run one earlier in the year. The training for it was really hard, but I liked how it felt. Even the boring strength training made me a stronger runner. Since the race, I have kept up with running but not the additional training, and I can tell I'm getting weaker. Winter isn't helping either, as the cold and the early darkness make it so easy to log excuses instead of miles.
So here I am, nominating myself for Team Blue Mile 2014, because knowing I have committed to a training regimen and people are counting on me will make me get up and get out there and run, no matter the weather. I'm still pretty new to running - less than 2 years - so I could use all the expert help I can get.
Team Blue Mile, here is what you get if you chose me:
- Someone who will definitely show up for all scheduled training and give it my all
- Someone who will finish the race
- Someone who will blog about the experience just as I did with training for the Hendricks County Half in 2013, and even more if you need more
- All our blog followers - about 120 after 6 months and still growing - most evenly split between Indiana and North Carolina but a few in other states as well
- Bonus - you get my two sisters who also blog here and will share and tweet my posts to their friends/followers as well