Running Update – 10K Achieved

I have been a bad blogger for the last week because last week was a hellishly busy week at work.  By the time I got home at night, I was too fried to read or blog.

I have good news about my running progress.  While I was in the Outer Banks with my friends last weekend, we ran 6 miles.  Woohoo!  I’m ready for the Turkey Trot 10K on Thanksgiving Day.  My friend ran the Outer Banks Marathon on Sunday, and that was really inspiring.  She improved her time from 5:00 to 4:13.  Maybe I’ll be able to do that one day.

Because I’m completely insane, I’ve decided to sign up for the Shamrock Half Marathon on 3/21/2010.  I printed out this training schedule, and I’m going to change it a little since I have 16 weeks to train.  I would also prefer to actually run 13 miles once before race day.

Running turns out to be much more expensive than you would think.  I had to buy special shoes that cost an arm and a leg.  Now that I’ll be running through the winter, I need a moisture wicking top, which was super expensive at Dick’s.  Now that I know my size, the rest of those will be bought online for a discount or at race expos.

I’m really excited about running, and I hope I continue to stay motivated.  Having goals like races really help to keep me moving.  I’ll need to sign up for some 10K’s between now and March.

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10 thoughts on “Running Update – 10K Achieved

  1. I think that if you’re going to invest in a hobby, let it be something great for your health 🙂 I’m so proud of you – I was telling my sister about your goals the other night. She did the Couch25K program 🙂

    • It does make it easier to spend that kind of cash when it’s for something that will make me healthier. I started out in September with the Couch25K program. It is a really good way to get yourself moving.

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