In Her Shoes

Tackling my bucket list, one half marathon at a time.

12 Weeks Down, 6 To Go

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Aloha, friends.

My mom (left) and Pammy (right).

First and foremost, I’d like to give a quick shout out to Pam Wencel aka Pamalamadingdong. Pammy is my best friend’s mom slash my brother’s mother-in-law slash my second mother. I was out to dinner with Pammy on Friday and she was raving about my blog so THANK YOU for reading and enjoying. 🙂

I also found out my boss reads my blog…I better stop trash talking him…JK Dougie D. (I’m in marketing…how could I pass up an excuse to include a link to my company’s website???)

Moving on. Did you know chewing gum has been banned since 1992 in Singapore? You’ve got to read these. Come on, are these true?

Weekend running update: I ran with a group for the first time and loved it! I always I preferred to run alone, but not anymore. The time went by quickly and running for 2 hours was a lot less boring. I only had 12 miles on the calendar for Saturday, but my GPS calculated 13.

I have 18 miles scheduled for Saturday. I always dread Saturdays, but since the last few have gone well, I have more confidence in the longer runs. And I’ll tell you what–I’m a huge fan of the electrolyte tablets.

I can’t believe I have 12 weeks under my belt. Just 6 weeks to go! It seems like just yesterday….

My new motivational quote:

Make sure your worst enemy doesn’t live between your own two ears. ~Laird Hamilton

(Alright, I have 2 new quotes)

I hated every minute of training, but I said, “Don’t quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion. ~Muhammad Ali

Incredibly fitting for me, eh? Here’s a bunch more. Speaking of motivational quotes, my friend Kristin ran the Chicago Marathon in 2010. To help get through the race, she made post-its with encouraging words on them and pulled one out at every mile. I won’t have room in my running belt for 26 of these, but I plan on making a few for the rough patches.

So I’ve mentioned that I’m running this marathon with my sister, cousins and aunt and uncle and that we’re all posting on this blog about our training. Well, here’s the motivation Curtis had to share: 

Watching this video does two things:

  1. Makes me miss track.
  2. Makes me terrified that I will be crawling across the finish line like some of the people.

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