Break It Up: Preparing for My First Half Marathon

I took two days off from running to do strength training, so my body was happy to run again this morning. I got in a solid hour of running in 24º weather – not unbearably cold, but close to it. I dressed for it, so I was fine.

I stopped only to take this pic – I am a sucker for pink and red sunrise skies, and they only stick around for a few minutes. This was about 7am.

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How I Learned to Stop Hurrying and Love the Run


Age 24. Around the time I started to like running. I was waiting tables on Halloween one year so I dressed up as Super Waitress.

No run today, just a good upper body strength training workout courtesy of Fitness Blender. It’s my favorite one: Kelli’s Upper Body Workout for People Who Get Bored Easily – Arms, Shoulders, Upper Back. That’s literally what it’s called. I used 6, 8, 10, and 12 lbs. and probably need to step it up to 15 soon because the higher weights are getting too easy. I can’t believe there was a time not long ago when I only used 3 lb. weights. Continue reading “How I Learned to Stop Hurrying and Love the Run”