taking the plunge

As you recall, I mentioned that I really want to run a half-marathon.
Well, I have completed the first step. Actually registering for the race.
I realize this is a small feat in the grand scheme of things, but it’s a start.

I have also (somewhat) mapped what a training schedule would look like
between now and December 1st and I think it will be doable as long as I keep my long runs on Saturdays.
If you know me at all, you know that I love me some sleep.
To say that I’m not a morning person is an extreme understatement,
so this is definitely going to be a challenge.
My idea of fun is not jumping out of bed on a Saturday morning to run 5, 6, 7, 8+ miles,
but I want to do this, so I’m going to try my best to get ‘er done.

I will fill you in on a little secret.
The original Key West Half-Marathon idea was nixed after traveling this month.
While it would be doable, I foresee much stress coming out of that trip.
Not to mention the expenses involved and the fact that I’d probably get down there
and want to lay on the beach with a drink in my hand.

After talking this out with Greg and some other runner friends,
I figured that it would be best to stay local for my first half-marathon.
I’m probably going to be nervous enough as it is, so the added stress that
comes with travel wouldn’t have helped.

I have heard nothing but great things about the Track Shack Orlando Half-Marathon,
so I feel very good about this decision, even though it is almost two months sooner than the original plan.
Which means I need to get my butt in gear!

I am quickly developing a running wish list of items I think will be useful in training,
so if you’re a current runner, please let me know what’s useful and what is not!

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