It’s Not Too Early To Think About a Fall Half Marathon

Hello! How’s it going?

Let’s start with some EATS from yesterday. Remember when CNC was mostly a food diary? I honestly like it better now, but it’s fun to go back to that style of blogging every once in awhile. Plus, I love seeing what other people eat””it gives me great ideas for my own diet””so I thought you guys might enjoy a recap of what I ate yesterday! Here goes…

Pre-workout snack: A banana. Usually, I eat a full breakfast before working out (I hate exercising on an empty stomach), but I didn’t have time, so a banana it was!

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Post-workout breakfast: Scrambled eggs with tater tots, roasted broccoli, and buffalo sauce + Marylou’s white chocolate chip iced coffee.

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Lunch: Salmon Cesar salad – not this exact one, but very similar.

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Afternoon pick-me-up: Dirty Chai Tea Iced Latte.


Afternoon snack: Cereal + banana slices + soymilk.

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Dinner: Sirloin Steaks with Mashed Purple Potatoes & Summer Vegetables <– from Blue Apron!

Ok, now let’s talk about fall half marathons since that’s all we’ve talked about lately. “We” meaning Mal and me and a bunch of our friends. We recently registered for the South Shore Half Marathon and plan to do some of our training together, which I am super pumped about. I love training for races, but when I have friends to do it with, it’s so much more enjoyable. I always thought I was a “cat runner,” but I am definitely a “dog runner.” Ok, sometimes I am a cat runner. I really do love zoning out with a podcast/good music on a long run. It is so relaxing for me.


Anyway, I thought it might be a little too early to start thinking about a fall half, especially since the one we registered for isn’t until November, but it’ll be here before we know it. I’m thinking about doing this training plan from Runner’s World, but it’s only 10 weeks. I think that’s plenty of time to get me ready to run a half, but I’m really excited and want to start sooner!! Maybe I’ll look for a 12-week plan, so I can “officially” start around Labor Day? Anyone have an awesome 12-week half marathon training plan that they want to share with me? 🙂

Questions of the Day

Have you started thinking about a fall race yet? If so, which one are you considering? 

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  1. Yes! I’m running my first full marathon on October 11 in Wichita, KS. I’m stoked since this has been a dream of mine for quite awhile. Reading your posts about the Boston Marathon inspired me to finally sign up for my full.

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