In Her Shoes

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


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A Kick in the Butt

After my most recent blog post about skimping on marathon training, I got tortured by my friend Dom on DailyMile. I asked for motivation (a kick in the ass) and he gave it to me. If you’re familiar with DailyMile, you know that people can send you “good job,” “get better,” “great performance” notes. Here were his (8 “motivations” in a matter of 5 minutes):

DailyMile motivation from Dom

Just hilarious (sarcastic tone, but I really did find this comical).

SO, I’m dedicating all my mid-week training runs to him this week. And I know if I DON’T complete every mid-week run, his sarcastic little voice will be singing in my ear and hanging over my head. Why thank you, Dom. Thank you. Stay tuned for an update.

On the music front…Just do yourself a favor and listen. What a gem.

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Movin’ On Up

Today’s Motivation

Today, I made the executive decision to change my marathon training from Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 Program to the Novice 2 Program. The Difference? It’s a slight step up in difficulty from Novice 1 with a tad higher mileage.

Why did I change my program? Who knows. I figure if I’m crazy enough to do a marathon, I’m crazy enough to push myself a little harder.

Hal Higdon is apparently the god of running and running programs. The have an AWESOME iPhone app to help with your runs. My one complaint? I have a Droid! I’m bugging them on Twitter and their blog to create an Android version.

Questions for runners:

  • What do you do for your cross training workout?
  • During the marathon (exclude training from this q), do you walk the hills to save energy?
  • What do you eat throughout the day that you find gives you energy for your long runs?
  • How can you get your body used to running in the morning??

Lastly, I’m on dailymile. I have 2 friends, so feel free to add me.

Cheers!