Jul 1, 2013

Marvelous In My Monday: I'm Running a Marathon!

Hi darlins', it's great to see ya here! Today my Monday is Marvelous because I've decided to run a Marathon :)
The Decision.
Yesterday, I made the decision to register to run my first marathon this year in Nashville! I ran the Hard Rock 1/2 Marathon last fall and when they added a Marathon to the mix this year I couldn't help but jump at the opportunity.

The Why.
Why not? :)

The When & Where.
The Marathon is on Saturday, November 9th and the route spans across Downtown, Music Row, Belmont and East Nashville.

The Training.
Prior to registering, I mapped out a 4-month training schedule based on Hal Higdon's Novice 1 plan. Weekday runs will be 3-5 miles and I'll do my long weekend runs on Saturday mornings. My training starts in one week! Hal's plan also involves running a 1/2 Marathon halfway through the training, and while I haven't made a firm decision yet, I'll most likely be participating in the Indianapolis Women's Half Marathon at the end of August.

The Takeaway.
I hate to say it, but lately my passion for running has kind of fizzled. In the past, looking forward to half marathons has always made me much more engaged on runs and I hope that this difficult task on the horizon will do the same :)

Something else that's Marvelous...
It's July! That means the Bad Ass Beautiful June Challenge that Sabrina at Lit Laugh Love and I created is over, and I couldn't be happier with how the month went! We had so much fun in June that I know there will be future #InsideandOut challenges to be made, so stay tuned for that.

Here's how I did, and some highlights from the month:

Boxes Checked: 18.5/24

 Mossy Ridge Trail in @ Percy Warner Park

Blueberry Protein Pancakes via Slim Sanity

Nashville PRIDE Fest 2013

I hope y'all had an amazing month, here's to an even better one in July!

What was your favorite box to check off of the Bad Ass Beautiful challenge? Framing a list of 10 positive daily reminders...

What would you have added to/changed for this challenge? Making the 'no spending' challenge a little more do-able (i.e., no spending during the week, rather than on the weekend)

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