Monday, November 22, 2010

Let the Countdown Begin...

To my first half-marathon.  This Thursday I am running the Outback Distance Classic and I am stoked.  I did an 11-miler this weekend, and while I was hurting by the last couple miles, it was nothing like my 10-miler the week before.  On the 10 miler, I managed sad time of 1:58, on this 11 mile I pulled 2:04, so I am super happy with that improvement.  All of this is making me feel ready for Thursday.  It was also the first time I ran with a water bottle, which worked out pretty well.  I tend to put a lot of pressure on my right side, and this actually helped balance me out a little.  

I stopped on my way home Friday to pick up nutrition for this past Saturday's run and for Thursday, and was seduced by an adorable kelly green "Runner Girl" shirt (pictures to come soon).  I normally run in baggy tech t's or tank tops and in general in no way resemble those girls that have cute running attire.  It fits cute, so I'm excited to actually look like a girl while I run!  Plus, since race photographers seem to always miss me, my dad will be there, camera in hand, to hopefully get at least one shot of me running.  It won't be a myth that I am athletic!  Photographic evidence will exist!

I also wore my new SPIBelt for my run on Saturday.  I'll just say this - it was AWESOME.  Full review coming soon!


  1. you're gonna do great. and the fact that you're doing it on Thanksgiving is even better cause then you can eat a lot after!

  2. "was seduced by an adorable kelly green "Runner Girl" shirt "

    Well, now I can say I never heard of this happening before

  3. nice job with the 11-miler! you are going to do really well in your first half!

  4. Wow! Good luck on your FIRST OF MANY half marathons!