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D59 A Half...?

after my 5K last week I vowed to find a half marathon to run soon. i need to! it's not a matter of want, it's a matter of necessity, lol! i'm craving it, like a drug. or food. i need the challenge and i need the training accountability and i need something to focus on to keep me going because my motivation tends to get a little frozen in the winter. 

i'm part of a running club on facebook, i've never actually run with them but i know a few of the members so i was added. i was browsing the page the other day and someone had posted a picture with a half marathon training guide and then said "anyone want to join us?" and without thinking i said "me!!" i'm going to start training and pray the run doesn't get cancelled due to snow. it's at the end of february and last year it got cancelled because massachusetts got buried...worst case scenario it gets cancelled and i'll be extra prepared for the half i plan on doing in april.

my plan is to do the miles no matter what. if i have to train inside i will, if i don't feel like running i'll walk. a lot of times i'll overwhelm myself and get freaked out by the miles so i won't even start but i know once i start i'll be good! i just have to get out there. i'm taking the pressure off by saying "at least walk". i'm going to come up with a training calendar tomorrow and i'm requesting the day off work tomorrow too. 

february is far enough away that i can really commit to training and probably do pretty decent. i'm excited! nervous, but excited. i've done one before, and just like my 5k times i'm sure as i do more my time will get better and better. 

but really i'm not running for a time, i'm running for ME!! if i run a little faster in february than i did last april then yay! if not, at least i finished, right? and i will!! believe me, i will :)

-t

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