In 30 days I will be running my first half marathon! I’ve got this!
I’m not (overly) afraid of the distance any longer. I was kidding in my post about the trail race but, seriously, if I can do 10 miles of THAT, then I can definitely do 13.1 flat, paved miles! Now that the distance is no longer a looming monster, I need to pick up my pace. Literally. I maintained two 10 minute miles and one 11 on the treadmill this morning. I’m shooting for three miles at 10 next time. I don’t have any major time expectations for my first half but I would love to do better than an 11 min/mile average. My long term plan is to do a sub 2 hour half but I know it won’t be this time around. That’s okay. I can wait for it.
In other news, I’m doing my first obstacle run in June. Time to start working on the upper body! I think I need to have my husband install a pull up bar for me in the family room. Until then, I’m going to embarrass my kid on the monkey bars at the park. Good times!