Hello! So… my exciting news is that I’m going to do this in September:
If you’ve followed my blog for a bit, then you already knew I wanted to do a half marathon this year, so that’s really not the biggest news. The new news, and best part is I get to run it with her:
Yes, one of my bestest friends, Stephanie, is going to fly here and run the half marathon with me. I’M SO EXCITED!!!
When I told her I wanted to do the half in September we joked about her coming out to do it with me. Well, months go by and she now has the plane ticket.
She runs faster than I do, so we’ll be running our own times that day; but we’ll be [virtually] training together and we’ll be at the event together.
We were both talking last night about how we read so much about ladies who run with their girlfriends and now we’ll finally get to do that too. Neither of us really have friends who run where we live, so we’re super excited about this.
I believe we’re both going to follow the Half Marathon ‘Finish It’ training plan from Train Like a Mother (of which we’re both huge fans). I will be posting updates every couple of weeks to let you know how the training is going.
So, I’m super excited about this. I had decided to do the run at the beginning of the year, but now knowing I get to train with and run with a friend, who – by the way – I haven’t seen face to face in almost 8 years…oh, so exciting!!
And this is not just any friend, this is my friend and weight loss confidant who has been by my side from the pre-dawn of my weight loss journey. She knows me so well and well..I could go on and on, but it’s going to be a huge deal for us both to run this race together.
That’s it for today. Thanks for checking in!!
That is great news!
I wish I could run in the heat – If I get more serious about running I think I need to go see a specialist to see if there is anything I can do – I've always way overheated in the heat – even now, running at 5:30 am in no heat, my face is bright red for a couple of hours – no mater what I eat and/or drink, nothing can make it go away. And I seem to get heat stroke much quicker than most people – sucks for someone who loves to be outside.
I am still contemplating a 1/2 – it would be in WDW November 2014.
Whoo Hoo!!! I almost jumped out of my seat when I saw this!!! Excited is not a good enough word my friend!!!! Its real and I can't wait!!!
Exciting stuff! A friend who's a long distance runner has always said that if you can run a 10K, you can run a half. I have no doubt you'll do it…and do it in style!
Very exciting news. It will be a huge help to have your friend training with you. I cant wait to hear about your training and the run!
It is so awesome!!1 Excited for you!
That is wonderful Leah! How special that you and your friend will be able to run the half together.