half marathon training starts TODAY
As I sit here and read this, I just can’t believe it.
Since December I have been running off and on, lifting a bit, and trying my best to drink 96oz of water and eat well. I mean, that’s pretty much all I have to do, right????
Okay, okay… I guess I have to train.
My friend Lindsey and I are doing this together – training in separate locations, but at least we are in it together! So important! We decided to follow the Hal Higdon Half Marathon Training Plan, I am familiar with it because I used it to train for my 10k and I like that there is a mix of running, cross training, and lifting. It seems as though a lot of training plans don’t get people to run a full 13.1, or even close! I really wanted to make sure whatever plan we picked got me to that point as I know that training for 9 miles will not get me to 13!
I can’t even tell you how many days I have had where I have questioned my decision. A few months ago, I could barely run a mile so I am seriously doubting my ability to run 13.1. Yet, I never really thought I would run a whole mile, or want to run a mile. That’s the thing, I want to do this, badly. I want to prove to myself that I can do this – I can beat that little voice in my head that’s laughing at me.
I would love your words of encouragement over the next 12 weeks. I will NEED your words of encouragement. It’s not going to be easy, but I’m going to do it because I have two working legs, a heart that pumps, and lungs that fill me up with oxygen. I can do this because so many others can’t.