1/2 Marathon Time
That’s right. A 1/2 marathon. What am I thinking? I am not sure, but I am doing it. My cousin Dayna was talking about how she is going to be running the Hobblecreek 1/2 Marathon in August with a friend. It got the wheels turning in my head. I went to the website, rolled it over in my mind and decided it’s a go. Crazy aren’t I. Most definately. Especially because the completion of a 5k is my only running fame to claim. Right after I made the decision to do it, I decided that I needed to drag a few people into this thing with me. Jacque, my sister-in-law, said yes in a heartbeat. Skye took a little more time to decide, but finally said she would give it a try – even if it is 3 weeks after her wedding. My mother-in-law, Jana, is even considering jumping on the bandwagon.
So, now that I mentally decided that I am going to run this 13.1 miles in August, I need to get myself ready physically. Wow. That’s the hard part. I just had a baby, well 3 months ago. But, let me tell you, the effects of that don’t disappear over night. I took about 4 weeks off of working out right after Jax was born. For the 8 weeks that I had maternity leave, I was pretty dedicated. Then, my grueling 5:00am mornings kicked in. The exercise routine went right out the window. There is NO WAY that I could workout in the mornings. Please. When would I sleep? From 11:00pm – 3:00am. Nice try. Nights aren’t working out too well either. I have been away from Jax and Chase all day. The last thing I want to do when I get home is have someone baby sit Jax while I go workout or leave Chase at home with him. So, needless to say the working out has come to a complete halt. That doesn’t really make training for a half marathon easy.
So, as terrible as my sedentaryness (is that even a word) is, I am just going to have to wait until May 31st when school is over. Then, the running begins. I was going to run the Provo River 1/2 last summer, but then my OBGYN told me he wouldn’t recommend it while pregnant. So, unless I get pregnant again before August 23rd, I’m in!!