Monday, January 6, 2014

Remember that marathon I hated running so much?


^^^Back when The Dizzle and I first started dating and I tried to impress him with my athletic skills as we went on a jog in La Jolla. He quickly came to realize that said athletic skills did not exist. Particularly in the running department.^^^


Okay, fine, perhaps the word "hate" is too strong of a word. But I do remember vowing to never run another marathon in my life. For not even loving running in the first place, dedicating those 6 months to training were incredibly difficult. I even lost a little part of me. (p.s. don't click that link if feet and missing toenails gross you out.)

But then something happened. Something that I think is similar to child birth.

I forgot how hard and painful it was and instead, a year and a half later, I'm remembering all of the good parts. Particularly how much food I was able to consume without gaining a single ounce.


I'm also remembering just how good it felt to cross that finish line after so much hard work was put in.

So. This brings me to today's post.

I am officially writing it here so as to ensure my commitment.

I have committed to running another HALF. Not a full. Just a half. 13.1 DOABLE miles. This time, The Dizzle will not be partaking, but instead my good friend Mo will! We've done a few runs together and have realized that we have similar running styles (aka anything faster than a 10 minute mile is laughable). So when Mo asked if I wanted to run the Rock and Roll HALF marathon, I was like welllllllllllllllll, no not really.

But then I thought about it some more and I remembered that time The Dizz and I ran that one half marathon during our training and you know, actually, it really wasn't that bad! It was kind of a breeze. (Kind of. Sort of.) If you think about it, it's basically 2 hours (and some odd minutes) of straight running in your life and then you're DONE. Finished! No more!

I can do it! We can do it! We're going to do it!

Marathon is April 6! A little over 3 months away.

Here's the schedule I'm following just in case any of you crazies out there want to train along!


So, you see, it's really not too terrible, especially if you have someone holding you accountable. It's just about making the commitment and going for it!

And I think it's a great way to kickstart this New Year of 2014. You know, commitment making and all of that shit. I'm pretty excited for this year. I have a feeling it's going to be another one for the books!

Happy Monday!

xoxo


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20 comments:

  1. I'm running a half April 5th! Good luck to both of us!

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  2. Kisses! Hugs! You're such an inspiration!

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  3. I'm doing a half marathon on April 26th! WOOOHOOOO for us!

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  4. I'm running my first 5k at Disneyland in less than 2 weeks and I'm SO not prepared! So this makes me think you are so amazing. Crazy, but amazing! Best of luck on your training! I hope it goes better than mine (which if you train at all will be better! ;) LOL!).

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  5. Good for you! I can't wait for the day that I can run a half marathon. It's definitely a goal (and a full). For now I'm going to start with itty bitty 5K's :)

    Good luck with your training!

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  6. Literally this JUST happened in my life but I committed to ANOTHER freakin' full. Two years later and all I can remember was how thrilling it was to see that finish line (and want to cry) and having that heavy medal around my neck... Will I be kicking myself from mile 18-24? NO DOUBT. Yet, I just can't say no! :)

    P.S. Didn't you love the SD? That's the one I've run before and that one I'm doing again!

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  7. My knees would detach from the rest of my body if I EVER tried to do a running schedule like that. Plus, I hate running! Props to you for going at it again.

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  8. That sounds completely miserable to me haha! I cannot run for the life of me. Good luck!!

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  9. We may have the same running style :) good luck and keep at it!

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  10. Yall are so cute and I'm so excited that you shared your running schedule! I'm doing a half too in May... here we go!

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  11. Good luck, great training. Why isn't Verner doing it?

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  12. I love that training span thing! I've been meaning to work up to some longer races, can't wait to see what you do with this!

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  13. I am doing the Pittsburgh 13.1 in May! I was supposed to start my training program today but with temps barely reaching the positives, I wasn't about to step outside.

    This sounds like a fun race though! I have been wanting to complete a Rock N Roll 13.1 for a while. Music every mile? Yes, please.

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  14. So, since you mentioned it, I actually wrote a post about 10 reasons why running a marathon is like having a baby :) Because I've run 2, and although I haven't had a baby, I totally think they relate! http://www.theladyokieblog.com/2013/08/10-reasons-why-running-marathon-is-like.html

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  15. Hey I'm running a half marathon April 6th too! I despise running, but told myself I had to do at least this (kuddo's to you for a full marathon because I think I would actually die. Call a doctor, I've lost my pulse. Die). I start training next week and I can't say I'm all too thrilled about the constant need to move off the couch in order to train but its only 3 months of my life, right? We got this shit!

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  16. I'm not a runner either so this impresses me!!

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