Divas Half Marathon

This past Sunday, I completed one of the items on my Mighty List – running a half marathon. I’m incredibly proud of myself for accomplishing this goal. If you’d have asked me a year ago if I would ever run a half marathon, I would have looked at you like you were a crazy person. I started running again (I ran track in high school) last February to lose weight. Little did I know that one year later I’d be running 5 days a week, 10 and 12 miles at a time! My cousin Meghan knew that I’d been running…

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2012
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New Running Shoes

Yesterday, I got new running shoes. I’ve had my current pair for about a year, and they were starting to wear down. I have no idea how many miles are on them, but I’m willing to bet it’s more than the recommended amount! I decided to go with Saucony’s ProGrid Ride 4 because I have the Ride 2 and really like them. I have high arches, and I’ve found these shoes give me great support. Here’s a side by side photo of my old and new shoes. Other than the fact that the new ones are clean (and blue) –…

MAR
2012
09

Workin’ it Out!

I’m currently training for my first half marathon; The Divas Half Marathon in San Francisco. Obviously, that means I’ve been running a lot. In fact, this past week I ran a total of 21 miles. I’m following this training schedule, and I’ve got a pretty good routine nailed down that works for me. Mondays and Fridays are my recovery days, and I do my long runs (6 miles or more) on Sundays. I’m lucky enough to have a treadmill in my little home office/gym, which is where I do my weekday runs (for now) while watching pre-recorded TV shows (lately…