I Ran a Half-Marathon!!

It finally happened. After the endless training and attempts to control my nutrition, I was able to cross the finish line after running 13.1 miles! Can I be honest and say I don’t remember much of the race? I don’t really remember listening to my music nor do I remember thinking about much of anything,…

Update: Half Marathon..18 days away!

My life has been a whirlwind these past couple of weeks (this one no different than the last). I have 1 1/2 weeks left of school, I’m solidifying everything necessary for Argentina, preparing for finals, and still trying to run a crazy number of miles (in my opinion) weekly! I’m not complaining, I’d rather be…

Running Realization

Today I experienced chafing for the first time. It is no little issue. Ugh it was horrible! I’m running and suddenly I watched as blood ran down my inner thighs. I was thoroughly confused. Got home and realized the blood was coming from gashes in my upper thighs. Underneath the areas where skin had been…

13.1 Miles in the Making: WEEK 4/5

It has been a crazy couple of weeks! The first of which I had Spring Break and the second I spent all of my time crazily preparing for the various tests and assignments given in the first week back. The main reason why these weeks have been combined is because I didn’t set aside the…

13.1 Miles in the Making: Week 3!

We have finally made it to Spring Breakkkkk! Woohoo! So much time for activities. So last week I made sure to drink water much more often (which was my goal) so I am happy in that regard. My workouts were slightly more spread out which was nice because I felt like I wasn’t losing the…

Running Realization**

Quick story: Today at went to Chilis with a friend for lunch. Then I came home and felt guilty because I ate badly and I didn’t run today. So I decided it would be a good idea to run 4 miles…. It was! Until I got home…. Now I feel like I’m going to puke…

13.1 Miles in the Making: Week 2

So just a quick post because my homework load is especially over-the-top on this fine Sunday evening, but it was a pretty successful week. I did marginally better with my water intake nearing the end of the week, but I still have a lot of work to do if I expect to feel a difference…

13.1 Miles in the Making: WEEK 1

I made it through my first formal week of training for my half-marathon! Well I don’t know if I’d call it formal since it’s just me running but nevertheless I made it through! So like I touched in in my last post I am not a great runner, not even close, so when I speak…

13.1 Miles in the Making: Becoming a Runner

Hello all! So tomorrow marks the first day of actual training for one of the hardest things I have ever set my mind to. About a month ago I decided it was time to take the leap and sign up for my first half-marathon! My friend Melita and I have committed to training for the…

Blissful Mornings

Sitting next to the window this Saturday morning watching the first leaves of Autumn fall from the treetops I realize the blessings in my life. I have a warm cup of coffee sitting next to me on the table with the sunshine spilling in through the glass panes. My best friends mom coming in at…

#IAmAChristian

This is a growingly popular hashtag trending through most of the western civilization, and I couldn’t be more proud to say that I myself am a devoted Christian. I go to church every Sunday, I listen to KLOVE every time I get into my car, and I send up prayers on the daily for the…