Fitness Friday – Half Marathoning, Bootie-ing, and Trotting

The Richmond Half Marathon is 3 weeks away. Right now, I’m feeling pretty good about it. I went through a little bit of holy crap last week. But now, I’m all zen and stuff. I’ve got one or two long runs left (I missed a long run which kind of messed up my training so I’m kind of winging it at the end), and then it’s race week.

Now that I have my intervals worked out…that my long run intervals should be different than my short run intervals…I’ve been much more confident in my runs. For whatever reason, I’m way slower than I was last year when I did the Columbus Half Marathon, so I’m not anticipating a PR or anything. But I honestly don’t care. I just know that I’ll finish, no matter what the time is on the clock.

Don’t worry. I anticipate another freakout about a week before the actual race. Stay tuned!

Once the half marathon is over, though, I’m going to need something to look forward to…something to keep me motivated to not eat myself out of house and home over the holidays.

Enter Amanda and her Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge.

Join The Holiday Challenge

I have to be honest. When I first heard about the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge, I thought it was going to be something having to do with squats and glute work. And I was not looking forward to it.

I looked a little bit further into it, though, and realized it was about busting your butt into gear, not so much actual gluteal work. I started looking forward to it. : )

It’s a point based challenge (as in you earn points for activities…everyone’s on the honor system) with some amazing prizes to be had. It runs from November 19th until the end of the year. I’m interested to see how much I will follow through with this. Me and challenges don’t always get along, yo.

And finally, in Family Fitness news, we are all officially signed up for our first family Thanksgiving Turkey Trot! It’s always been either Dave or I running the 5k and the person has done the Family Fun 1k with the kids. Then, last year, Jake joined me for the full 5k while Dave and Emma did the 1k. But this year, we are all doing the 5k!

Realistically, we probably won’t stay together. Dave and Jake are much faster than Emma and I. As a matter of fact, Jake just did a 1 mile running test for PE at school, and he clocked in at 7:58. For a mile. Holy Moses. So, realistically, I think we’ll all toe the line together and then meet up again at the finish. I’m really excited about it and I hope that the crowds will get Emma excited about running a little bit more than she has in the past.

That’s it! There’s a lot on the horizon, folks. I gotta keep moving forward.


Filed under Fitness Fridays, Health/Weight, Races, Silly Gooses

10 responses to “Fitness Friday – Half Marathoning, Bootie-ing, and Trotting

  1. You will do great at your half!!!

    Yay for family running! I’m looking for a Turkey Trot locally too for H and myself. There are nine close, so we will probably just go run a 5k on our own. I love that our kids are running!

  2. please appreciate your family runs. i’m so envious! (in a good way, i promise)

  3. Love that the family wants to run with you! I might be able to get Kay to run another race, but I don’t see David ever having the desire.

  4. That family Turkey Trot sounds like tons of fun. Good luck on your half…wish we could run it together, mines on the 10th. I’m already in freak out mode!!

  5. I can’t wait to do a family Turkey Trot in a few years, so cool that you guys are all doing this together! I thought about running with my 5 year old in the Market St. Mile this year but they have moved it earlier and it kinda sneaked up on me so we didn’t manage to get our acts together for that.

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