Quest for Redemption

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I know, I know, I used to actually blog on here and then…nothing. I’ve been swamped with work and travel (and Alaska!) and I just haven’t had the time. I do intend to blog about my AMAZING trip to Alaska…eventually. 

For now, I wanted to let you all know some quick news. As most people know by now, my first half marathon experience was pretty miserable. I was sick, lightheaded most of the 13.1 miles, dealt with muscle and joint pains, and pretty much hated every second of the run. I WAS, however, happy and proud of myself for completing it, and more importantly, I was determined to find some redemption and improve my time (I missed my A, B, and C goal times for Pittsburgh). I definitely found redemption in Alaska, thanks to Coach Chelsea‘s guidance and support along the way. And I felt like I started to get a feel for what I can do (right now, anyway) at my third half marathon, the Presque Isle Half on Sunday. I ran with Kelsey and she really helped me see the possibility of what I can do if I actually train with and stick with run-walk intervals. 

My next half marathon is the Buffalo Creek Half Marathon on October 17. I’ve decided to go with Hal Higdon’s Novice II training plan again and it starts next week.I will certainly face some obstacles with maintaining my training plan, but I’ve learned a lot about myself and am determined to work hard and make the most of each run. 

Here we go!! 

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