Thursday, March 27, 2014

One Month Until My First Marathon

As of today, my first full marathon is exactly ONE MONTH away.

To say I am terrified would be an understatement.

I am nervous, anxious, and scared.

But I am also excited, proud, and empowered.

I have been training hard since December, and it feels great to be realizing a dream.

I imagined the physical struggle that would come along with training, but I didn't realize I would get such a rush out of it as well. It's amazing what my body is capable of. I've had a couple setbacks with asthma flare ups and urgent care visits for breathing treatments and steroids (no more running outside in Colorado for me for the time being - bring on the treadmill), but I have also had some amazing runs. I've even set a few personal records - one for my half marathon time by 20 whole minutes and others for distance.

This is NOT fun.

The three pairs of Asics I'm training in... the ones on the right are my marathon shoes!

Oh, Colorado.

This was a proud moment - when I beat my previous half marathon time by 20 minutes!

This was my first distance record since 2008 - and it felt amazing!

  • Are you a runner?
  • What is the most you've ever run?
  • Do you enjoy training for races?
  • Do you have any marathon advice?


  1. Eeeeeekkk!! I can't believe how quickly the race is coming up. I can't wait to run it with you!

    Love you!

  2. I'm so excited to hear about how your race goes! I thought I might be in OKC for the race, but I'm actually going to be there the weekend before - darn! You're going to do awesome!

  3. WOW....go you! My post baby plan to get back in shape is training for a half marathon. I miss running, but am at a point where I had to quit. Good luck with your last training month!

  4. What app is that? I'm a horrible runner, I started training for a 5k last year and ended up with an injury and never got back on the training schedule. Especially now that I don't have access to a treadmill and it's way too cold and icy out to run, I get to use my excuses a little longer! A half marathon is my ultimate goal, preferably one of the runDisney ones!

  5. Wow! You go girl! I'm up to running a 5k and I'm pretty happy about that. My goal is to run a half by the end of the year.