Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Ready to Run

I'm ready to run...
Escape the city and follow the sun...
I will never look back now I'm ready to run...
I'm ready to run...

3.5 weeks until the half-marathon. My first half-marathon.

I spent the summer becoming a runner. I've always been into fitness, but I've caught the running bug.

136 miles run since July 19th.

KT tape, compression sleeves, wireless headphones, flipbelt, mapping routes, flashing lights, and lots of logging miles.

It's been empowering to be training for a half-marathon. It's required a new level of focus and devotion. As school began, early morning runs turned to evening runs complete with tired legs after a day on my feet.

I've worked through a foot injury, asthma flares from the humid August air, and days I just didn't want to be out logging miles. I've watched my body change and strengthen as I've pushed it through 5, 8, and 11 mile runs.

But...on those hard miles...I think why I am doing this. Why I've chosen to run to raise money for Dana-Farber. I think of my Uncle Lou, my Aunt Lisa, and every other person I know deeply impacted by cancer. I plow through for them. Mind over matter.

Just 3.5 short weeks until I cross the BAA Half-Marathon finish line. 3.5 weeks until I get to claim victory in this first chapter of my running journey!

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7 thoughts on the matter:

Tom said... {Reply}

Good for you girl! Keep going. Folks like you are so inspiring. Thanks for joining Foto Tunes this week, please run right back again.

NC Sue said... {Reply}

Good luck - I hope you enjoy the run!
Thanks for sharing at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2016/09/los-viejos.html

Dara @ Not In Jersey said... {Reply}

Great job!

Clairejustine oxox said... {Reply}

Whoo good luck lovely!! I use to love running long miles but I am so unfit at the minute. Next week we are going to join us at a new running club, I am so looking forward to it :)

Jeanna said... {Reply}

IM pressive! Keep it going, girl. Working thru a foot injury and asthma is no easy task in itself. Pat on back.

Nicki said... {Reply}

I tried to get into running when I was in my 20s - it just never clicked, at least not to the point of developing a passion for it. Well done on your training and good luck with your 1/2 marathon. (no small endeavor).

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said... {Reply}

This is so exciting!! What an accomplishment already!