Weekend Things & My Third Half Marathon

Yesterday, I ran 13.1 miles.  Whoa!  That sounds so surreal.  But in a too-good-to-be-true, I’m-so-proud, couldn’t-be-happier kind of way.  I’ll get to all the race details by the end of this post, but for now, let me just say that yesterday was perfect and I could not have asked for better weather, a more supportive cheering section or an easier going running partner.  I’m feeling very heart-eyed emoji today!


But back to Friday, when I was winning the award for Best Wife, by asking Joey if we could get breakfast burritos for the THIRD FRIDAY IN A ROW.  I guess I’m just in a breakfast burrito mood lately.  And also, I hadn’t been to Onefold in like a month and that’s an entirely unacceptable amount of time to go without my #1 favorite breakfast burrito.  I forewent my usual Vietnamese Iced Coffee for a regular cup of black coffee, so that I could still feel semi-sane later in the day.




Yelp hooked a girl up with free tickets to If/Then at the Buell that night and even though I knew nothing about the plot, I was pretty excited to hear Idina Menzel’s beautiful made-for-Broadway voice and see Maureen and Mark on stage together.  (If you understood that RENT reference, let’s be friends for life, okay?!)  It was such a nice night, so we sat out on the patio until show time and shared breakfast burrito rankings.  The show was okay.  I thought the songs were a bit boring, the plot was a little strange and the humor was pretty cheesy, but Joey put it perfectly when he said, “the best part was just hearing Idina sing.”  Amen!Read More »

On Half Marathon Training

You know, I really meant to write something more substantial about our half marathon training than the “ran BLANK miles this weekend, went well” statements from my Weekend Things posts.  But seeing as the race is SUNDAY, I guess I’ve found myself in a Now or Never type of situation.  And I’m also feeling kind of nostalgic about the past three months of training, so it turns out now is actually a good time to write it all out.


Going into this half marathon training business, I really wanted to be all nonchalant about the whole thing.  More to convince my brain that it wasn’t a big deal, than to convince anyone else it wasn’t.  Which means not stressing out about early morning running or obsessing about what I should eat for breakfast before a long run.  And you know what?  It totally worked!  As it turns out, you can’t plan ahead for how a run is going to go — shocking, I know — so I just took it all in stride, pun intended 🙂


And in the spirit of my theme for 2015, I let go of any expectations for this training.  I ran back to back half marathons in 2010 and 2011 and I felt like my downfall for half #2 was that I kept comparing it to half #1.  What a monumental waste of energy that was!  So this time around, I’m hella slower (HI, 11-minute miles!) and though that was kind of annoying because I’d just attained speed status (for me, at least) for the Bolder Boulder, I just decided it didn’t matter and I didn’t care.  Turns out a no pressure attitude is the best attitude.

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