Hi all! I am still alive - kind of? I've been sick for three weeks. BUMMER! There is a good chance that I was almost recovered last weekend but that I caught something new early this week. I guess that is what working at a middle school does to you. Needless to say, I have done very little running.The run streaks that I had hoped for are long gone and I am beginning to feel really out of shape.
Good news though! Tonight I found out that I get to run the Nike Women DC Marathon Half in April. Now tell me, why can't they switch it around to read "Half Marathon"? I had to double check - no triple check - to make sure that I was NOT signing up for a full marathon.
Of course, my first question was "How do I train for a half marathon?" I've run a few already, but never seriously trained for one like I do when I train for marathons. I loved the Hanson plan and loved the mileage. They have a half-marathon plan, but I still want more mileage! Oh gosh. Perhaps I'll tweak the plan once I actually start it.
Last night I could have signed up for the DC Rock 'n' Roll half while they were having a 12/12/12 sale, but I said no. I was feeling so gross and tired last night that there was no cell in my body that wanted to think about running or signing up for a 13.1 mile race. I am soooo ready to be done with this sickness/cold/whatever it is and cannot wait to be back out there running!