Monday, January 23, 2012

All in

Well, friends.  It's official.  It's scary.  It's EXCITING.

I am registered to run in my very first 

Even as I read what I just typed, it's almost hard to believe.  I never, ever dreamed that I would even want to run 13.1 miles, let alone do it.  The race is in Kansas City, Missouri, which I love because it's only 3 hours from where I live.  I also love that my sister-in-law is registered for the race, too.  This half marathon journey is is quite a feat for me, and I feel incredibly lucky that she is training for the 13.1 race, too.  Together we are officially 'training' for this run, we have entered week three of training and it's been so great.  

It's amazing what happens when you have a goal and a training schedule.  The accountability is huge, the training  I love having a schedule of what to do and when to do it.  I feel my runs are more purposeful but less difficult, does that make sense?  I'm also doing circuit and strength training.  WHO AM I? 

I'm not sure who I am, but I like how I feel.  I love having such a huge goal.  I love looking forward to runs.  I'm obsessed with this website Rock the Parkway because I cannot wait for this race.  I'm feeling stronger and maybe even a little faster...and April 14th can't get here fast enough!  


  1. Hooray! Sounds like you are in the perfect mental zone to prepare for the race. Good for you!

  2. I know exactly what you mean! The runs seem "easy" because the week day runs are shorter, but at the same time, they are purposeful because I can feel my speed increasing. I am so excited for you.

  3. Thank you, Nicole! I'm super excited! Nothing like the first time! I'm loving the training so far!

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    1. Thank you, Daniel! I'm so super excited for the bbq food afterwards, I mean, I'm so super excited for the race =)

  5. Good job! Of course, this area would have been better (for me) to cheer you on but perhaps we should set aside this date to cheer both you and Teresa on in Kansas City. It really is a great area! And you are a great inspiration. Go, Lori!

  6. Thanks, Mom. Chicago was definitely one of the options, but it just so happened that Teresa will already BE IN Kansas and I'm only 3 hours away, it worked out perfectly!

  7. Awesome! Congrats on committing to a half! YOu will do great!