I mentioned earlier this month that I wanted to get back into running and try for a half marathon. I signed up for the St. Jude half marathon (with the mindset that I could later change to a 5k in that race if training went horribly) and decided to raise a bit of money for the awesome hospital (please donate, they charge families nothing for life-saving care! heroes.stjude.org/maryinmem).
After a break for moving to a new place, this week I started my training plan!
I’m using a Run/Walk Beginner Half training plan through the RunKeeper app.
My first run/walk session was excellent! I felt great and extended it a bit. I was enjoying Pandora and hanging out with JuJu so I went longer and further than expected. I actually knocked out the first two workouts which was great cause I forgot the original start date.
It felt great to be moving outside again! It felt even better afterwards!
Last year I worked my way up to and beyond a 5k but never got to the full half marathon distance. I’m not sure how it will go this year but I’m feeling optimistic at the beginning. At the very least I’m excited to start doing more 5ks and running through different parts of the city! It’s one of my favorite ways to explore.
Anyone else training for something? Good luck!