Friday, December 16, 2011

Vices are Nicest

Is it still a vice if it is helping you to get attain a healthy goal?   I hope so because I have taken the leap!  I will be running another half marathon!

I have never been a runner that set timed goals for myself until recently.  I was always ecstatic if I was able to finish the whole race without walking at all and only focused on increasing my mileage and race completion.  I've used a Nike+ for quite some time but never really paid much attention to the pace.  It was merely my odometer. 

I think it has actually been this blog that has inspired me to keep track of my pace and set more ambitious goals for myself.  Well, probably not MY blog but all the other blogs that I have started reading since starting this blog.  For instance, some bloggers are running 50 mile races and make my sad attempt at a half marathon look um, sad.  I still think they are crazy but it makes me feel like a marathon might not be that insane to attempt ;)

Just a mere twenty-four weeks until I get my second chance at half marathon glory.  I have to admit, it won't take much to beat my previous time of 3:22:27But my goal for this half is 2:22:00 (10:50 min/mile).  I'm actually running as part of the Lake Ridge RidgeRunners team so I feel like I have to meet this goal not only for myself but for them as well.....and now for all of you :)

What race are you training for?

Do you think Hershey would put on a better chocolate race than RAM racing?


  1. Yes, Hershey could put on a better race than RAM racing. Good luck on your training. I haven't run since the Hot Chocolate because of this cold, but I'm hoping to get back at it this week. :)

  2. I think a monkey could put on a better race than RAM. I'm not training for anything right now, but I will again once this kid is out. Probably a 5K and then the Cap City Half Marathon 2013.

  3. I've heard great things about that race! You should be happy with it. :)

    I'm glad we're inspiring you to want to run a full marathon one day, haha. Next stop: 50K!


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