Happy Tuesday, friends 🙂
So…I have a big announcement to make!
After completing my first half marathon in September of 2011, the running bug bit me…hard.
Since then, I completed 5 additional half marathons setting a new goal for myself each time and working hard to achieve it. I even ran a half marathon sub 1:45!! Something I honestly didn’t know was possible.
As the type of girl who is always looking to push myself harder, I’ve always wanted to run and complete a FULL marathon but I didn’t know when. Then, it came to me…
26 miles for 26 years.
This year, I turned 26 and I committed to myself that I will complete a full marathon.
I had a runner friend create a training plan for me that incorporated lots of cross training (I love to vary my workouts and find my body does best when I do!), and guess what? The first run on the training plan begins TODAY!
While I am SO excited to get started, I am honestly very nervous. I still have a bit of research to do regarding nutrition, fueling DURING long runs with real food, and everything else marathon related but I am so excited and ready for the challenge.
I will be running the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon here in Denver on October 18, but I am also completing a half marathon as part of my training. This summer will be FULL of running!! Thank goodness for early sunrises and cool morning temps 🙂
So there you have it, friends! I’ll try to recap my training for all of you, but I would honestly love to know if any of you have resources to share! If you have completed a marathon or have any excellent running tips, I am all ears!
Wish me luck on this crazy running journey!