The Race

family, fiance, fitness, goals, half marathon, training

Hey yall!

So Saturday was my big day and I had my race! It was way, way, way colder than anything I had trained for. However, I started off great. I kept up the pace and then I got to a steep hill. I hadn’t trained in a hill quite that steep before. But I pushed through that hill and kept going. After that though, all the little hills started killing me.

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My mom supported me the biggest and has made subtle hints that I’ll probably do another one. I’m so thankful that she was there for me and pushed me the last 4 miles. I had lost all motivation to keep going. I’m really glad she came and could run the last few miles with me because otherwise I’m not sure I would have pushed myself. I still don’t think I pushed myself the last 4 miles, at least not to the extent I could have.

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I think for my first race ever and my first half marathon I did really well. I do want to do another one and see if I can figure out my mental block. I have no doubt in my ability anymore but now it’s time to put it to the test and keep it going. My only goal was to finish the race in under 2:30 and I managed to get it into 2:23. If I hadn’t quit pushing myself the last 4 miles I believe I could have done it in 2:15. I’m super excited to find another race and go for that, but not until after I’m married and not stressed about that. It takes a lot of time and training to do a half marathon.

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Here’s to my fiance for being a huge support and always pushing me. He always told me I could do it and that he was proud of me. All he did through out the whole thing was push me and keep me going when I wanted to give up. I’ve inspired him so much we signed up for a 5k that we will walk together. Because of his pinched nerve he can’t run or jog really. I told him I would walk with him, even though I tend to walk faster than him naturally. I just want him to be healthy, and I feel like doing something with him will help encourage him. And it’s with Bass Pro and you can’t go wrong with that. 😉 

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Anyways, I’m proud of myself and that’s what counts. I’m taking this week off of lifting and running because it is my first race and I hurt. Hope everyone enjoys their week. 😀

~Fitness Addict~

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It’s Getting Close

fiance, fitness, goals, lifting, training

Hey yall!

So I would like to say I did workout this week in between my runs. I took it easy on my legs seeing as I have a race in two days! Two crazy sticking days! I’m crazy nervous but excited. It’s weird I know. However, I did get some new workout stuff! I’m so excited to try them.

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My goal is to start the things next week along with a new lifting plan. I haven’t really had one since I’ve been focused on training for my half marathon. I’m hoping between starting a new workout plan, supplements, and attempting to go paleo I’ll get to my goal. I’m super excited to move on and try something new in order to get healthier.

As you may know I originally started this blog because I was running a half marathon. It was too keep myself motivated, and I found some wonderful motivational fitness blogs. You guys are awesome! However, my blog has turned more into being healthy and happy with myself. If possible also helping others out. On that note, I’m keeping my blog going so yall can follow me with me fitness journey. I’ll never be done with getting healthy and being the best I can be.

On to today’s run! It went really well and I got about 4.85 miles in. I ran 45 minutes and an hour on Monday. I’m wondering if I should do a quick 15 tomorrow morning because it’s going to cold on Saturday. It’ll be a gorgeous 42 degrees.

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It’s been hot recently, so my body isn’t used to running in cold weather. Any of you frequent runner/racers have any ideas or tips? It is my first race ever. I realize normal people do a 5k and move up from there, but I’m not normal so… Anyways hope yall have a great weekend! I’ll let yall know how it goes
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~Fitness Addict~

Oh Monday

fiance, fitness, goals, puppy, training

Hey hey,

Today’s run went well. I got in 6.5 miles in one hour. I realize that for some it is not that fast but to me it is fast enough. I am aiming for 13.1 miles so that’s fast enough. For this run I added incline for my “hills” and it added some toughness, which was good as well. Even though my run went well, I had some issues in the beginning.

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I am having a tough time getting in the mental state for running this far. It seems my mind is its worse enemy. I keep thinking about how I can’t do it and how I’ll never do it. It’s dumb and I need to stop, but it’s a challenge. I’ve never been considered an athlete and one day I decided to run. So needless to say the beginning of my run I was hard on myself. Thankfully my fiance is always so encouraging and keeps me going. The end of my run went well and I felt amazing. I’m happy it did because my half marathon is this weekend! Ahhh! It’s insane to think about that but it’s here. I feel like this last month has gone by so quickly.

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She thought I needed a bath after my run apparently. The goofy dog.

~Fitness Addict~

I’m still here

fiance, goals, lifting, training

Hey yall,

I know it has been awhile since I’ve posted but I have been running and lifting. I just thought studying for tests was more important than blogging. My parents would agree a great deal that as well. Plus with work, it’s a challenge to find time. I mean I’m blogging this one at work. Anyways my runs have been going great and lifting well… I always feel awesome afterwords and we will leave it at that.

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As for today’s run, it went pretty well. I managed to get 5 miles in between school and work. If I was really desperate I could get up early and run, but that’s not as much fun. I really have to work on my mental state because next week is my half marathon! Holy cow that’s coming up fast. It seems like I still have my old thoughts about myself when it comes to running. Basically I feel like I can’t do it because I’m not good enough, not fast enough, whatever I happen to come up with. I’m hoping to get over this since I do run next week. My mom is going to run the last 4 miles of it with me, which will be fun. One of these days I’m going to get over it and tell myself how awesome everyone sees me as. My fiance is so supportive and I abuse that. I shouldn’t but I do. He’s always telling me how I’m an amazing runner and I’m built like one. I’m not sure what he means by I’m built like one.

~Fitness Addict~