National Running Day… A Day Late

6 Jun

Yesterday was National Running Day, and I really meant to write a post. It was on my list of things to do, but work has been busy this week, which has carried over into home time, so it just didn’t happen. I did run though, and I think that’s what really counts. Alex and I went for a run, which two miles in both of us admitted that neither of us had any desire to go for the run, but went for the other person. I’m glad we both stuck it out for the each other though because it ended up being pretty solid.

I’m happy to report that this particular run was my second training run for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon! I had originally been thinking that I would run the half portion of the Philadelphia Marathon in November, but my dad was really pushing for September, and I think that I’ve built up enough of a base that this time I will truly be able to run the whole thing. That’s the thing for me, running the whole thing. I could walk 13.1 miles tomorrow, my fitness level is there, but running 13.1 miles is another story. So yesterday, on National Running Day, I took advantage of the $20 off discount and registered my dad and I for the September Philly Half.DSC01655                                                 2007 Half MarathonDSC01569                                                  2010 Half Marathon

I’ve done two half marathons before, one in 2007 with my (now) husband, and one in 2010 with my dad. I just realized that I am apparently in a 3-year half marathon cycle. The last two I did not run nearly all of, and I was disappointed in myself for not meeting my goal. This year, however, the goal is realistic, and I will run the entire 13.1 miles. This summer will be dedicated to training, so get excited, because we’re going on this adventure together! Stay tuned to MainlyRunning for training updates.

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