You may have noticed that most of my blog posts disappeared and that it’s been awhile.
There’s good reason. I’ve been up to some pretty crazy sh*t. I am not quite able to let the cat out of the bag, but stay tuned…. soon!
And as always I am keeping it 100% real and honest and no filter blunt. 🙂
For now, here’s a pic of me just after I crushed that half marathon I was training for and COMPLETED!!
I am crazy super excited, nervous, anxious, thrilled….. basically just can’t contain myself.
The countdown is on!! Need to figure out how to get the countdown timer on here. Needs a plug in and it’s not going on here right. So for now I will put it as a hyperlink because I am so excited I just want to get it announced 🙂
I am officially registered for the Cocoa Beach 2016 1/2 marathon to be held at 7:00am on Sunday October 23, 2016. The registration fee is paid and the hotel room is booked.
Two things that makes this even more crazy exciting:
- It is in my hometown of Cocoa Beach where I was born and raised.
- I’ve recruited a few friends to start running and join in. With any luck they will go through with it. I sort of sprung it on them, so I am just proud of them for saying yes. Now we have to get them training and I couldn’t be more excited.
Okay 1 more— there is a 2.9 mile stretch on the beach. OMG love it!!! That’s the part I am a little nervous about to. For me beach running has always destroyed me. So I am going to have to make sure to get some mileage logged on beach grounds. But I am ready to conquer this mental barrier. 1/2 MARATHON SET BOOM!!!
It is crazy super hot in Florida. Well, compared to the Wisconsin weather I am used to running in. I’ve been getting up early to run to try and beat the heat and well there is just no beating this heat.
The other day I did my half marathon training run and then hit a crossfit type workout that of course included more running. While my legs are a wobbly mess …. I feel awesome. I am totally psyched to inch my way toward that half marathon.
I have been sidelined due to injuries the last two times I aimed for a half so I am determined to avoid that this time.
Okay now the nitty gritty part. I am a really finicky runner. Any sort of change in my running and I am guaranteed a headache. The heat here is a sure fire way to cause a headache for me. So, I have been toying around with ways to combat it and have found one that works so far. I put an orange electrolyte mix into my water and start sipping it from the very beginning. I used to wait until mile 3 to start sipping water or anything but that wasn’t working here. For now, this new method seems to be working.
I am a lucky runner in the sense that I don’t get shin splints or cramps etc. My issue always come at that 10 mile mark and it is stress fractures of the hip. I worked with a doctor this last time who was a runner and specialized in sports medicine. He and I worked closely together and identified some triggers of these stress fractures. So I have been doing extra foam rolling and stretching. We will see if that keeps it at bay.
I am aiming to do my half marathon in September. Now to find one and sign up for it! 🙂