In Her Shoes

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

Getting Back in the Running Groove


I’m (finally) getting back in the running groove. I definitely lost it there for awhile a few months. But I’m back! Can someone please remind me to NOT take a break from running next time? Please? I always regret that.

Anyway, I have 5 weeks until race day. My runs went well this week, AKA I didn’t have to force myself out the door. I have a 9-miler on the calendar for Sunday but I’m going to be ballsy and do 10 with a group of running friends tomorrow. We’ll see how that goes.

So where did this motivation come from? Well for starters, I started FREAKING out about not being prepared for the St. Louis Half. Then on Sunday, I went to Ironman. I cannot give those people enough credit. What they accomplish is downright amazing. I figure if these people can swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles, and then run a marathon…………..I THINK I can run 13.1 miles.

I go to the finish line every year, regardless if I know someone doing it or not. And every year a little piece of my brain tells me I should do an Ironman. But I don’t swim. Or bike. I mean, I do both recreationally, but never for a workout. I know I’ll never do one, but I always have a little inkling. It’s just so inspirational!

For even more running motivation, I ordered this cool medal display for my bedroom. I’m pretty amped about it. Now I just need to fill it up!

Enjoy today’s beat (realized I didn’t put one in my last post):


6 thoughts on “Getting Back in the Running Groove

  1. “i know I’ll never do one” — me, 2011 & you 2012.
    “I signed up!” — me, 2012.

  2. ^ What she said…I don’t count out anything but let me finish my first marathon and assess. I like the idea of a medal display…might have to make my own! Which reminds me…I didn’t get a medal for doing the half marathon in Hawaii and it bummed me out! PS, you can cross off Hawaii – Half Marathon from your list and live vicariously through me!

    • Medals are the best part of the race! Well…besides the actual accomplishment. Bummer about Hawaii but at least you still have the memories of it. Yeah, I’ll definitely have to do another marathon before considering an Ironman. And I’ve been telling myself since June that I’ll never do another marathon.

  3. I’m glad you got your groove back! I am bummed I won’t be running with you all tomorrow. Have fun!

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