Exciting news!! While enjoying my cereal this morning…
…I signed up for my very first HALF MARATHON!!! Yay!
I’ll be doing the ZOOMA Half Marathon in Annapolis, MD on June 6! I’m super excited and also a little nervous.
If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll remember that I had some knee trouble while training for the Army Ten Miler in the fall, but was still able to finish strong with the help of a knee sleeve (which is on the hidden leg in this picture):
But so far this spring’s Cherry Blossom 10 Miler training has gone really well! I’ve been faster, stronger, and pain free (knock on wood), without needing to wear a knee sleeve.
I’m hoping training will continue to go well for the half! I have a few ideas about why my training has been so much better this spring that I’ll be sharing after the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler race this weekend.
My training buddy Ashley and I have been talking about signing up for a half for a while now, so we decided to finally bite the bullet! The timing is pretty perfect considering we’re already most of the way there with our Cherry Blossom 10 Miler training and all!
Our friend Sarah is going to run it with us too, and the three of us are going to make a fun weekend of it in Annapolis. I love Annapolis! It’s so beautiful and I can’t wait to run through it.
The ZOOMA race series is supposed to be really fun, too. It’s only a half marathon and 10k, not a full marathon, so we’ll be the main event, and they have a bunch of other fun perks like free GU Energy Gel along the course, technical race shirts, and massages and wine tasting at the after race expo! Sounds good to me 😉
Guess I’d better get started making a new training plan, huh? Wish us luck!! I know it’s only 3 more miles, but for some reason half marathon sounds SO much scarier than 10 miler!
What’s the longest running race you’ve done and where was it? Have any of you done the Annapolis half before?