Operation Skinny Jeans: 4 months

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

4 months

Shit.

I just realized I have 4 months to get ready for my half marathon. This really snuck up on me. I mean I guess in a way it didn't, but I feel like this year has just flown by and I can't believe it's already April! Is anyone else getting whiplash from this year?

Anyhoo, it really is time to kick my ass into gear. I have big goals to reach this summer and I just need to get on them! I am going to feel awesome in a swimsuit in vegas. I am GOING to finish that half marathon in under 4 hours (which I know sounds like a REALLY long time, but I am only going to do what I can, not expect I become a fast runner over night while running up a mountain.)

But really four months is a long time. It's roughly 120 days. That is 120 times that I can make a good choice and not a bad one. It is going to be hard but I am going to push myself.

Today was my wake-up call.

I am climbing a mountain in 4 months.

Crap.
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19 comments :

  1. A half-marathon??? Girl you are awesome! I'm not a runner, but I run a little because it's fast and I know it burns calories. And it's free. But running for 4 hours--that just seems crazy to me! More power to you--you can do it!! (you can do it all night long--in my Adam Sandler voice:) xoxo

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  2. Four months is plenty of time. You've got this!

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  3. "120 times that I can make a good choice" that is an AWESOME way to look at it!

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  4. I have less than 70 days and I am a little nervous! Eek! You will get this and do well!

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  5. You still have plenty of time! Even if you only walk, you would probably smash your sub 4:00 goal! Just keep pushing your, girly!

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  6. I love that you're looking at every day as a chance to make good choices! That's what I've been trying to tell myself lately even when I slip up a little bit.

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  7. You go girl! I haven't registered for a half marathon yet, but I'm shooting for December-ish when the weather is cooler in Texas. I've been following the Hal Higdon novice training plan and it seems to be working so far!

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  8. I feel you. I have my first 5k in four months UGH!! But you can do it!!

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    1. You have so got this! Have you thought about C25K?

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  9. I believe your race officials allow you 3.5 hours to finish. Isn't this yours? http://www.therockymountainhalf.com/faqs-2/

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    1. Yep! Crap- Well I guess I have to finish it in under 3.5 hours. Sweet! lol.

      My goal pace is 3 so I am ok

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    2. The scenery will be a great distraction! Watch for moose poop.

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    3. It is so gorgeous! I can't wait! I will definitely keep an eye out for poop ;)

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  10. You have plenty of time! Just create or find a schedule that works best for you and make it happen!

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  11. You definitely have plenty of time! Before training I worked up to a 10-12 mile/week base mileage and then used this plan. It was perfect for a beginner and I was as ready as I could've been by race day: http://www.halfmarathons.net/training_tips_schedule_beginner_runners.html

    Good luck girl!! Happy to talk training (beginner-style) any time you want :)

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  12. You are going to kick that half marathon's booty, and I am going to be cheering you on the entire way. It isn't as impossible as it feels like right now, I PROMISE. Also, after my half on May 4th, I have 3 weeks of recovery, so if you want a weekend running buddy, let me know. I'm going to need all the motivation I can get to actually log some miles for those 3 weeks instead of logging a few extra naps =)

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