lucky 13

I’m sure you had a pretty similar Facebook News Feed to mine this weekend, with over 30,000 women from around the world sharing their experiences from the 10th Nike Women’s Marathon in San Francisco.

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I have always said that a half marathon is out of reach for me, that people who run that much have to be crazy; but, something sparked in me this weekend as I looked through pictures of my peers crossing the finish line after 13.1 inspirational miles…

aaaaaaand….

I have officially started my training for a half marathon!

I searched the date for the Hollywood Half Marathon, downloaded the Map My Run Training app on my phone, laced up my bright pink running shoes and raced off…

for 15 minutes.

Yes, it was a very anticlimactic start, but I have not been this motivated about something in a very long time.  I do run regularly, about 3 miles 3 times a week, but I have always been okay with that being my limit.  I am ready to push past that and be able to say that I can run 13 miles without stopping.  It is good for my health and overall fitness, and the mental resurgence it has given me in just a few days has been amazing!

Let’s just hope it lasts.

What are you doing for your health right now? Any new fitness goals or just goals in general?? If not, I highly recommend forcing some motivation into your life.  A positive attitude does the soul wonders!

Until next week. xx

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