I must be crazy, but I’m training for the OBX Half Marathon! I actually registered back in April while I was pregnant knowing it would be great motivation to get back out on the road running again. I got the go-ahead at my 6 week post delivery check up and have started a 16 week training program. Not having run a single time since last October, starting back was actually much easier than I thought! I started slow with just running/walking 2 miles and focusing on covering the distance. Slowly my pace has gotten faster, my endurance better and my distances longer. This past week at the beach I did a ton of running and it felt great! Saturday I ran 6 miles with my mom at a 11:30 pace.
13.1 miles seems pretty daunting and I have moments where I ask myself why I thought it would be a good idea, but overall I feel good setting a goal for myself. 2010 will be an awesome year with the birth of Tipp and me finishing my first Half!