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Diary of a Reluctant Half-Marathoner: Managing Goals and Gators

Today begins my 2nd week of pre-training for the St. Jude half-marathon in December. The first week had some interesting twists and turns, but overall I’m happy with how things went. Compared to last year, my approach and attitude toward this training cycle is totally different, and that shift in mindset has come from working… Continue reading Diary of a Reluctant Half-Marathoner: Managing Goals and Gators

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It’s Training Time!

The Garmin is charged, the half-marathon schedules are out, and My Fitness Pal has been downloaded. It’s training time! After such a great experience last year, I’m REALLY looking forward to running the St. Jude half-marathon again this year. It is officially 18 weeks away, which kind of makes my heart stop. Slow down life!… Continue reading It’s Training Time!

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Diary of a (Reluctant) First-Time Half-Marathoner: Training Day 1

After I finished my first 10K last December and was all hopped up on endorphins and feeling bulletproof, St. Jude offered me the opportunity to sign up for the 2017 race. "Sure!" I thought, "I'm going to put my money down on the half-marathon. I'm committing now! I have a whole year to get ready.… Continue reading Diary of a (Reluctant) First-Time Half-Marathoner: Training Day 1