All for 26.2

This is it. Mal and I are currently on our way to Phoenix to run our first marathon. If you’ve been following since August, it’s been a long time coming.

Weeks of training: 22


Track (speed) workouts: 16


Saturday morning team runs: 14

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Half marathons run during training: 1


Saturday morning team runs that it rained: 0


Saturday morning team runs that it snowed: 1

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Saturday morning team runs that I got lost: 14


Number of times around Castle Island: 7


Number of times down D Street: 9


Number of times up the G Street hill: 2


Packages of Vanilla Bean Gu consumed: 19


Saturday morning post-run team brunches: 2


Pairs of sneakers: 3


Viewings of Spirit of the Marathon: 1


Post-run iced coffees purchased from P.S. Gourmet: 7


Total miles run: 361


Songs purchased from iTunes for marathon playlist: 35


Fundraisers hosted on Carrots โ€หœN’ Cake: 8


Money raised for Team In Training: $8,014.16


Miles traveled to Phoenix: 2,634


All for 26.2.

See ya in Arizona! :mrgreen:


  1. I have been following your blog for quite a while and I rarely comment. I just wanted to tell you that I am super excited for you and sending you lots of luck and good running vibes from Oklahoma!

    I think it’s awesome that you have gotten to experience the whole training AND the marathon with your husband! How cool is that!?! I would love for my husband to start running with me! You guys are going to do awesome!

    I cannot wait to hear ALL about it. Happy Running!

  2. Tina and Mal I wish you guys the best! You both are going to rock this marathon! It has been so fun watching your journey training too! SO proud of you both! xoxo

  3. Good luck! Love your blog and this is the first time I have commented! You will love your first marathon as I just completed my first this year!

  4. Tina, I wish you and Mal the very best on your race. You are such an inspiration. I love to get your daily feed! You are proving to me that maybe, just maybe, I will achieve my goal of running 26.2 someday. I hope the race is fun and don’t worry about capturing it all on film ๐Ÿ˜‰ , we all can’t wait to hear all the details! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy! So happy for you both. If you ever want to train for another fun, rockin’ race, the Flying Pig here in Cincinnati is a great race. Celebrate your achievements.

  5. GOOD LUCK! I have enjoyed following your journey, and I cant wait till hearing about the race. Good luck to mal too!

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  7. If I was ever going to be motivated to run a marathon, this is the post that would make me do it. I feel so inspired by your journey, BEST of luck!

  8. Fantastic post. I’ve spent ll summer reading your blog and I can’t believe you have come so far! Hope to see you in more marathons or halfs ๐Ÿ™‚

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