Friday, December 7, 2012

Just signed up for a half marathon…

Thanks to the supportive, encouraging runners in my D1 class (here we are at during Philadelphia Marathon weekend), I was persuaded to sign up for a half marathon: Nike Women’s Half Marathon in DC.

nwmPicture source (& you can sign up here!)

I stared at the screen for thirty minutes trying to decide if I was going to do this. It was one of my MIT’s for the day: decide on the Nike Half Marathon. I was asking myself so many questions:

Will I have time to train for a half marathon in dental school?
Will I be able to train in cold weather?
How is my dental school schedule around this time?
Can my body actually do this?

And then I decided…. I should just do it (haha). It is on my list of 25 things to do before I’m 25, and now’s a better time than ever.

I’m going to need to be smart with my time. But just like when I was lifeguarding, having a big responsibility made me more efficient with my remaining time(“I could be at the pool right now”). I also want to start making lifelong changes to take care of my body. Keeping this race in sight will be a big motivation.

I have to admit: I’m a little nervous. Random moments I remember that I just signed up for a half marathon and in four months will be running 13.1 miles. It’s far away enough that I think I can train (last time I said it in Houston, this happened). But I have wonderful friends who’ll be with me the entire training season (although maybe not during the actual race… but they’ll cheer for me at the finish line?).

Are you running the Nike Women’s Half?
Would you run a half? A full marathon?

6 comments:

  1. yay! 1/2 marathons are my favorite distances. I ran the full LA marathon last year and it would have been a lot of fun if there wasn't a thunderstorm!!
    Your blog is looking so cute!

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    1. Hi Mabel! I just bought a bunch of books on marathons & running. Did you find any books in particular helpful?

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