Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Run Baby Run...

So I am feeling very brave and ambitious lately, so I've decided to train to run a half marathon in October. For those of you who don't know, I have never been a runner. I have always wanted to be but I have always hated it and it has never come naturally for me (I literally feel like I'm going to die doing it). Therefore, the time has come to try and live out my dream. I am feeling very motivated right now so hopefully I can keep it up. I am starting out extremely slow and working my way into it. If anyone out there has ran a marathon or is big into running, any advice will be appreciated. Oh and by the way if anyone would like to join me, the invitation is always open.

12 comments:

TanDee said...

I am impressed! Congrats that is so awesome. I have always wanted to run a marathon, but just haven’t got around to it! Hopefully I will some day!! It was so fun seeing you at Grandma Eyre’s house! Maisey is getting so big and she is so darn cute! I totally understand that you couldn’t make my shower, but thanks for the gift I absolutely love the outfit! It is so cute. I hope everything is going well for you guys! P.S. Tell Darbee to add me to her blog! She suddenly she went private and now I am blocked! Thanks!

Brandi said...

Hi Kelsey!
I came across your blog from Jen Bird's. I went to high school with Cade. It's fun to see what he's been up to. Also, Maisey is BEAUTIFUL!!

Anyway, I thought that I'd comment because I am also training for a half marathon in August. I started out about 2 1/2 months ago and I couldn't even run a mile, but now I'm up to 5. That is proof that you can totally do it! It has been really fun to train for, actually. I have a couple of running sites posted on my blog that have helped me out a ton. You're welcome to check it out if you'd like. Good luck with the training. Let me know if you have any questions. I'd love to help!
-Brandi
www.ebsalway.blogspot.com

tinabean1988 said...

Good luck with that one Sister!!
I HATE to run but I am proud of you for following through with one of your dreams!!!
You'll do it and be great because that is who you are.

Brandi said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. You are really sweet. I do still have about 20 lbs. to lose, but that is what training for this half marathon is for. Anyway, as far as nutrition, I was doing the body for life diet but right now I'm just eating healthy. Just cutting back on carbs and sugar...all the good stuff!

I'm excited to have someone to track progress with. It will be fun to check back and see how you're doing. I would say that the most important thing with this running stuff is to celebrate every little accomplishment. "I ran 10 minutes straight today." or "I finally was able to run 2 miles." That has been the difference this time around for me. Keep in touch.

Darbee and Zach said...

Wow, girlie! You ARE ambitious! I HATE to run... but Zach loves it. He'd be happy to give you pointers! Hey, no modbe clothes have arrived yet. I'm HOPING they'll be here before the long weekend! Let me know if you hear anything! Love you! Good Luck with the training... and let me know if there is anything ZACH can do to help! :-)

Natalie and Dave Shaw said...

kels...i totally have some great advice...dave and i ran a 12k a few months ago and it was so fun! Thats awesome that you are doing this! you will love it once it gets easier..running is the best! i'll email you tomorrow with some suggestions!! fun fun!

Brandi said...

One more thing--what race are you planning on running?

Nik said...

Hey,when are you running? How far are you going right now? Let me know- we can get a couple groups going at different times and then we all can get our runs in no matter what! By-the-way, is that "Top of Utah"? - 'cause thats the one we are aiming for.

T family said...

Wow-Good luck on your marathon. Running is hard work. It is definetly for the dedicated. You can do it!! Go girl!!

tinabean1988 said...

I keep forgetting to tell you how cute little mas is.
I really love those cute new pics, she is getting way to big. She's catching up to the boys.

Brett & Nikki said...

Good Luck! Sorry I have no advice, Im too lazy to run. I admire those who do it.

Jen Bird said...

So fun! I always call myself a "wannabe runner" because I HATE running, but I wish I loved it! I just ran a 5k yesterday and it really made me want to start running! So maybe you can motivate me to get my butt in gear and run more! Good luck with that!