13.1 miles is pretty far. Maybe not by horseback, or car, or even bike; however, 13.1 miles is a long way to run. Especially, if you’re like me and you are not a runner.
I have a friend named Kaitlin who is a type one diabetic, and she and her fiancé ran the Pittsburgh Marathon last year. They didn’t plan on running it this year until Kaitlin was looking at the JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) website at new treatments and research when she found a way that JDRF would sponsor a runner for the Pittsburgh Marathon, if he/she raised a certain amount of money for the foundation! So you (the runner) are running for a cause! Kait and her fiancé signed up for it, and a little over an hour later, so had myself and my roommate.
Woo! I’m running a half marathon! …Uh-Oh I’m running a half marathon…
It’s been a rollercoaster of emotions since the fact, especially since running 3 miles is a bit of a rough time for me, the thought of running for over 2 hours, is insane. So here’s what I have to do: give myself a training regime. Sorta.
Here are the rules:
- I will only drink water, aside from 1 cup of coffee per day.
- For one meal per day, I must eat one salad as the main coarse.
- I must, must, MUST run at least 3 miles twice a week all of February,
- Then, starting in March, I must add and additional long-run of 8 miles + every week, on top of the other 3 mile runs.
Four simple rules, I can totally do it! If you are just trying to get in shape or train for a half marathon, I recommend you do the same! Honestly though, just setting small goals and small rules can help a ton with getting in shape, or really anything like getting a new job, or holding onto a new years resolution!
Please pray for me and my body as I embark on this! Send good vibes and positive energy! Really anything you can! And if you are interested in donating to the cause, and sponsoring my personal run, write it in the comments and I will personally direct you to where you can donate! Every little bit helps! XO – B.