I definitely have a love hate relationship with running, but I mean most anyone with a sane mind does. It makes me feel so good, but dang does it make me hurt so bad.
For those of you who don’t know, I played D1 field hockey at Michigan State University, and let me tell you- we ran a lot. Running became something I seriously dreaded. My senior year season I tore my ACL, so I could not run for 3 months. When you go from running everyday to not even being able to bend your knee it is a little slap in the face, even if you don’t love doing it. I really missed it.
When the day finally came that I could run again I felt like a baby giraffe just learning how to use their legs. It was something else. I told myself that a year from my ACL tear I would run a half marathon. Well, a year came around and I hadn’t done a single thing to reach that goal. I threw myself into Crossfit- which I am totally obsessed with, but in the back of my mind I knew I still wanted to accomplish the goal of running a half marathon.
My (awesome) Mom decided we would do it together, so one night we pulled out our credit cards and signed up for a half marathon on May 19th, 2018. I was casually scrolling through my planner the other day, trying to organize my life, when it dawned on me that the half marathon was less than 8 weeks away. AKA- I need to get my ass in gear.
SO as I started this blog I thought it would be cool to document my 8 week half marathon training journey here. Mostly for something to hold me accountable and for me to look back and see what the heck I did to prepare myself to run 13.1 miles in hopefully under 130 mins and not completely struggle during it.
Here you will find weekly posts about my training and my nutrition for the next 8 weeks!