Friday, November 12, 2010


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So... I did something kind of impulsive yesterday.

I am taking Fit for Fall to a whole new level.

I signed up to run the half marathon in Austin next February.

February 20, 2011, to be exact.
And I'm kind of freaking out about it.

But truthfully, I am stoked.  I missed out on doing a half once, and it's always bugged me.  And I figured, well, why not go back to Austin and do one?  I was planning a trip to Austin early next year anyhow.  I apparently only need 12 weeks to train.  And even though I can barely run 4 miles right now, surely I can figure out how to run 13.1 by February...


So I signed up.  Then I went to the gym and proceeded to have the WORST run of my life.  I ate hummus and pita about 20 min before doing it, and I hope they are the culprit b/c OW.  Every step hurt, and I got the worst side cramp of my life.

But I am MOVING ON!  I am following Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Training guide, and I am getting myself one of these bad boys as soon as I get paid (I know - it's majorly uggo).  I am excited/terrified/worried, but it is all good, my friends.  I have the most ah-mazing support system - YOU guys (love your tweets!!), my roomies (soooo supportive, so "you can do it!!", and Roomie Trois is going to help me strength train), my friends (a few of which have run half marathons themselves).

I am a lucky gal.  

Oh and my family?  Well, I know they'll support me, but I also know what their responses will be.  My Mom and Dad will say, "Really?  You're going to try... again?  What if you injure yourself??  It's not good for you!"

Ma Soeur (and this IS, in fact, how she responded): "Girl, you crazy!"

I AM crazy.


Namine said...

Good Luck!! Your are super brave I would love to do one, but am still to chicken. One day

Lauren said...

I have that Garmin and it is A-MA-ZING! While it is hideous and enormous, it's awesome and will change the way you run! And congrats on doing the 1/2 by the way!!!

TheAnalyst said...

Girl! You are crazy! Nah, just crazy in a fantabulous way!

Don't undermine your running, 4 miles is great! You will be a star at the marathon!

Anonymous said...

Good for you! YOU CAN DO IT! Hal Higdon's site is awesome - it has gotten me through 2 marathons and about a dozen 1/2 marathons. Enjoy your training process & have fun :)

stephanie alaine said...

carolyn! i ran austin last year and it was amazing. training is hard during the winter months, but decide, with all your heart, that you can do it. and you will!

can't wait to hear about your training!!!

my running mantra is always: yes we can! (like Obama!) it helps on every hill and every "i think i'm gonna die moment"