In Her Shoes

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


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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!


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Day One: In the Books

1 day down, 124 to go.

I’m doing Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 Training Program.

I ran today’s scheduled 3 miles in 26 minutes and 14 seconds, averaging 8:44 per mile. My goal is to keep my training under 9-minutes miles. I also want to run the same course in a few weeks but the opposite direction, which is a lot more hilly.

Today was a breeze. I just wish all my workouts could be this easy!

I’m going to need a lot of motivation during my 18 weeks of training. The picture below is the motivation I found today. How inspiring is that? The boy grows out of his legs. If he can find a reason to smile, I sure can.

Picture source: paulkeem


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Nice Ta Meetcha

I’ve always wanted to blog. In college, I created this blogΒ to post my sports broadcasting work. Well after college, my posts came to a halt.

And now I have a great reason to blog again! I need an outlet while training for my first full marathon.

  • Who: I’m running with about 8 of my cousins and 4 aunts/uncles.
  • What: Rock & Roll Marathon
  • When: Sunday June 3rd, 2012
  • Where: San Diego, CA
  • Why: Because I’m crazy.
  • How: I’m hoping to find this answer each day through my training.

First things first…I bought a brand new pair of running shoes (see right).

Second…My training program starts Monday!

Any words of the wise?

Cheers, Megan.