1/2 Marathon Training Plan

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I’m back at it. My half marathon is the first weekend in June, and I’m so excited! We (my husband and I) ran the Williamsburg Run for the Dream 1/2 Marathon last year, and it is by far my favorite route in the world. I’m always looking for an excuse to run in Williamsburg, and I always look forward to those glorious 13.1 miles.
We have a lot of changes potentially coming down the chute in the next couple months, so I started my training a little earlier than necessary… just in case there are some ‘set-backs’ to my long runs.

Last weekend I enjoyed my 7 mile run in my favorite park, it was about 40 F so I was bundled up for the first couple miles and discarded my gloves once I warmed up. On the first mile, I found a brand new smart phone! I called a few of the last contacts and left it at the running store I was running with. Hopefully it found its rightful owner.  295550_345102265606645_866713775_n

About a week ago I ran on the boardwalk during the sunrise. I paused to catch my breath, and looked like a total tourist to take some pictures. I tend to do my shorter runs on the boardwalk because it’s about a 6 mile loop, and it would just be the end of the world if I had to run a lap or something. How can I not love running when it gets me our in God’s beautiful creation every morning while the rest of the world is still asleep?

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Where do your runs take you? When is the best time for you to run?

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March Push-up Challenge

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Sometimes is easy for runners two forget about their upper body strength when all they want to do is run! Since this is one of my problems, I have a challenge for all of my readers to focus on a different body parts for a month this year. For the rest of the year. This month we’ll be focusing on push-ups… and here is a pretty & pink¬† push-up calendar that my friend from homeschoolinghearts.com created, especially for the month of March!

Sometimes it’s hard for me to sneak these push-ups in, and I have been known to pop down and do 20 at work… when my office is quiet (omg, don’t tell anyone!). Fit them in… even if it’s tough. You’ll be SHOCKED at the results!

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