In Her Shoes

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

Marathon Training Take Two


It’s been one month since I’ve blogged…oops.

So what’s new? Well, I’m back to marathon training (eek). I’m not in training mode yet, but I need to snap into it ASAP. I’ve been lacking on my mid-week runs because I’m an overcommitter and have no free time. That and I’m a horrible morning person. But no excuses! I need to get in gear.

This time around is just so different than training for my first marathon. Last time, my whole family was training for their first marathon as well, we were constantly updating each other and there for support. Plus, if I didn’t commit and go through with the marathon, I would have been letting them all down.

This time around I’m training with running friends, but we’ve all done this before. We’ve done a number of halves together, everyone has done a marathon and running together on Saturday’s is routine now. You’d think this would make it easier to stick to my schedule, but for some reason it doesn’t. I keep thinking, “meh. I’m in shape…cranking out a 12 miler will be a cinch.” WRONG. I haven’t run over 12 miles in a month. I need an attitude adjustment.

OK enough rambling.

What else is new? Well, my niece is 6 weeks old and the cutest little booger on the planet:

Mila Moo at 1 month

Mila Moo at 1 month

I get to babysit her all day next Saturday and I can’t wait! Here’s a video I took of her at 3 weeks, being tortured by her father:

I sound like a creepy lady who is obsessed with children. But I’m not. I promise. Sorta.

The music scene: 2 great updates!

1. I got tickets to Mumford & Son’s in Milwaukee on September 3rd and I get giddy just thinking it. Another item to cross off the bucket list!

2. You may remember I absolutely love the Kopecky Family Band. Well, they played in Madison again last Friday (and were of course phenomenal) and they gave us great news: they’re performing on Leno next Wednesday, July 31st. If you remember, try to tune in! I’m so glad they’re getting more recognition.

photo 1So for today’s beat I’m sharing my favorite KFB song, Angry Eyes. Have a great weekend!


5 thoughts on “Marathon Training Take Two

  1. Snap into it woman! 🙂
    I feel like I’m not fully committed to my run-training too. How about you yell at me, and I yell at you and we all win?

  2. Oh you want someone to yell at you???

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