I’m Training for a Half Marathon…I Think

If you’ve been reading my blog since the beginning I wouldn’t blame you if you rolled your eyes when you read this blog title.  I’ve made this declaration at least once or twice and have yet to stick with it.  With that being said, I still have a desire to “get ‘er done”.  I don’t know why…it’s just something I want to do.  I want to (be able to say I’ve) run a half marathon.  So, I’ve created a training plan that’s doable but will still challenge me and (hopefully) keep me motivated to keep moving (literally) towards the end goal…13.1 miles.  As I told Josh, even if they take down the finish line before I get there I’m going to finish. 

Half Marathon Training Plan

I plan on completing the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in DC on March 14th, 2015.  I’m doing my best to recruit my mom and/or Jordana (Josh’s sister).  We’ll see how it goes.   I have no intention of running the whole thing…it’s just not my style.  I enjoy running most when I’m wogging (walking/jogging), so that’s the plan.  Those who have completed half marathons before, help me out!!!  Feel free to comment below with any tips for training, race day, or modifications I should make to the training plan above.

Okay, now that that’s out of the way, let’s talk food and fitness from the day :)

My Morning and Afternoon

I started my day with a green juice which included 2 carrots, 2 apples, 1/2 cucumber, 1 sq. in. ginger and kale.

Juice

For lunch I had leftovers from last night, Simply Taralynn’s Mexican Spaghetti Squash (we reduced the amount of cheese).

Leftover Mexican Spaghetti Squash

And later on as a snack I had some carrots, pretzels and hummus.

Hummus and Carrots

I got out of work at a reasonable time but there were two horrible accidents on my way home from work.  It definitely wasn’t the most relaxing drive, but luckily I made it home safely.

My Evening

Once I finally got home I got changed into my running clothes.  It was later and darker than I wanted so I didn’t want to venture out too far – 2 miles was good enough for me!

2 Mile Wog

After my run I cleaned up around the house for just a bit before heading to Moe’s with Josh to pick up a quick dinner.  I went with a junior burrito (no rice, no cheese).

Moe's Junior Burrito

For dessert I’m thinking I’ll have an apple pie Lara bar.  I hope you have a fabulous night!

Question of the Day

Any tips for my half marathon?!

A Relaxation Splurge

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Granola and Unsweetened Almond Milk

It’s not often someone gets an entire week off with no responsibilities so I definitely took full advantage of my opportunity.  I had 6 full days of “me” time.  I’m definitely a little nervous to start my new job tomorrow but let’s not focus on that.  Let’s focus on this past weekend instead… Saturday I [Read On]

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Five Things Friday #15

Boathouse Farms Cilantro Avocado Dressing

It’s been almost a month since I’ve posted a Five Things Friday post!  Wow!  Time has been flying but I’m taking control and doing my best to enjoy each moment.  No more wishing away my days! (picture source) This week I’ll be linking up with Katie, Clare and Heather.  Thanks for the link-ups, ladies! #1… Netflix has posted [Read On]

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{Recipe} Enjoying Me Time & Chocolate Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies

Vegetable Soup with Lentils and Black Beans with a Side of Carrots, Celery and Hummus

Hello all!  In case you missed yesterday’s post – I start a new job on Monday and have the rest of this week off .  This means I have plenty of time to spend on myself, on the blog and around the house.  Yesterday I checked off a long to do list of little items [Read On]

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Coffee Talk {10/21/14}

KitchenAid Stand Mixer

I know it’s a little late for coffee but what the heck ! If we were having coffee I would tell you… My parents got me a KitchenAid Stand Mixer for my birthday!   I used it for the first to make this banana bread recipe this weekend.  It’s a healthier version using whole wheat [Read On]

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My (24th) Birthday Weekend {Recap}

Sicilian Sun Chocolate Cheesecake

We have one more recap before my posting can return to normal…like back in the day normal when I would post multiple times throughout the week about my day to day life.  I’m so excited!  But before we get there I want to share the rest of last weekend with you guys.  We left off [Read On]

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Looking Glass Rock, Limones, French Broad Chocolates & Brunch at Chestnut {Asheville Recap Part 2}

Hike at Pigsah National Forest Looking Glass Rock Family Picture

I’m back for the wrap up recap of my Asheville trip two weekends ago!  (Click here for Part 1!)  I had an absolute blast and am so happy to be sharing my adventures with you .  Let’s begin… Saturday Breakfast Saturday morning was really more like brunch since we didn’t eat until around 11:00am.  We [Read On]

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The Best Birthday Surprise!

Scrambled Eggs, Sweet Potatoes, Strawberries and Coffee

Hello, all!  I have another recap post to share but this one is simply of Thursday which was my birthday.  My birthday started with a fabulous breakfast made by Josh which included scrambled eggs, brown sugared sweet potatoes, strawberries and coffee. Then, I was off to work until around 11:30am when Josh picked me up [Read On]

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