This week flew by because we were so, so busy- but I’m super excited it’s the weekend, none the less!
Like I mentioned yesterday, we had our annual work Christmas party last night.
It was a huge success, a lot of fun, and everything just looked gorgeous!
There was some incredible food.
A fully stocked bar.
And loads of very happy people in attendance! It was a great night, for sure.
Needless to say, I’m feeling very sleepy today. Not to mention my feet are killing me- I wore such cute shoes yesterday (black suede pumps, about 5 inch heels) but MAN did they ever do a number on my tootsies.
In other news, I was extremely excited to find this waiting for me when I got home last night.
I was especially excited when I saw that it was their New Years issue! WOO!
Can you guess which “Resolution” I was the most interested in?
(Hint- it’s one of these…)
Well, if you guess “Run Your First Half Marathon”- then you guessed right!
Running has always been something that I’ve longed to be good at. After a couple failed race attempts earlier in the year, I vowed never to sign up for another race again…until I had solidly trained and knew without a doubt that I could do it.
So, I’m working backwards a little bit. I’m going to train for the half marathon…and then sign up for it.
I’ve wanted to tell people that I was running a half for sure this spring, but I held back on this exciting little development until I knew for sure I had the guts to follow through with it!
As far as which race I’ll be running, I’m going to sign up for the Prairie Fire Spring Half Marathon that will be happening here on May 4th.
I’m feeling especially excited about it because after I run it (which I will!) I can say that I ran a half marathon before I got married!
I have no idea why this is important or exciting to me- but it is.
(Fun fact– my little cousin, Chad- who really isn’t so little anymore as he’s a freshman in college- ran the Fall Prairie Fire half marathon and won his age group. Talk about impressive.)
So, in preparation for my race, I’ve downloaded a new app to help me with my training.
Yes, I know it says it’s a 10k training app.
That’s because I have a good 5-7 weeks before I actually need to start the training for the half. That being said, I feel like I should at least be able to run 5-6 miles without stopping before attempting to run 13.1
Just a thought.
Snazzy, right? This thing is great. I plan on trying it out on Sunday- I’ll be sure and let you guys know how it goes!