Second Time Around

This is the second time around that I have trained for a long distance run. In 2011, I trained for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon for about 2.5 months. I followed the Disney Half Marathon Training Plan, which consisted of two 30 minutes runs a week, and then a long run on the weekend. This worked great for me! I had started a new job, had no friends, and had never ran in my entire life!

However, this second time around I am going to train a little harder. My Marathon Plan was created by input from a bunch of people. Based off of Hal Higdon’s Training Program, I made changes to fit my body and need, (as well as my bad knees). I also received input from my good friend Mary, who is a 6 time marathon finisher, and has been the one telling me I can do this from the very beginning!

I have so many great supporters, my husband (who I sucked into training and running it with me), my sisters and family, my coworkers and friends! I would never have even started this without their kind words and them pushing me to sign up for it.

I am running 4 times a week, and cross training at least once. Cross training will help me to tone my arms, and work other areas of my body without putting impact on my knees. The schedule is kind of messed up, but its because we have 3 weddings, 1 seven day cruise, and a half marathon scheduled this fall. Not to mention 2 football games:)

I start my cross training today and I am excited to work on my arms…..Besides my stomach, my arms are the 2nd most insecure part of my body that I try to hide. Can I blame my high school colorguard for giving me freakish muscles???

My Co-Captain, who will soon be tying the knot!

My goal is 26.2 miles on Jan. 13, 2013 at 5:30am. And to get this bling:

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