Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Yep, I signed up for a HALF MARATHON!

Last Friday, I registered online for the Rock 'N' Roll Half Marathon taking place in Virginia Beach. Have I ever ran a Half Marathon before?! Nope! Have I ever ran a 10K, Nope! The longest race I have been in, a 5K. A few of my friends, (one in particular, Miss Shahanna) helped motivate me.  13.1 miles is a bit overwhelming to me right now, but I keep telling myself...I have been able to walk 13.1 miles straight, so why not try to jog a little more and accomplish something like this. The race isn't until Sept. 2, so I feel like I have plenty of time to train. The Marine Half-Marathon is taking place close to my house next month, but I just feel like that would be way to difficult for me, being that it is next month. 13.1 miles, ahahhhh, I hope I can do this. I have starting training already, and am on my second week.  I just need to keep telling myself, I can do this. Any tips/training advice from people who have accomplished something like this before?


  1. GOOD for you! Super exciting@ I ran the Rock N Roll 1/2 in 2006. It was super challenging and wanted to drop out a few times! I was running it with 2 good friends and they did not allow me to quit which I am so grateful for b/c it was such a great experience. I did Hal Higdon's training schedule which was super helpful. It was 6 years ago so it's been a while but let me know if you have any questions! Good luck training:)


  2. Awesome! When is the race? How many months do you have to train? I used the Hal Higdon training plan for my first half marathon, and then I've used "Run Less, Run Faster" for the others. Good luck to you! I know you'll do great!

  3. Good luck! I think you'll do fine. You have given yourself enough time to be able to do it.

  4. Sounds wonderful! Good luck! Kellie xx