starting at the beginning

today is day 1,
i have 132 training days left until my first marathon!
a WHOLE marathon, that's 26.2 miles, in one DAY!
there have been entire months that i haven't hit that mileage

i'd be lying if i said i wasn't scared out of my mind
but, i'll never know if i don't give it a shot.

a little over a year ago, i remember telling one of my running buddies at work that i'll never even consider doing a full marathon, that it wasn't even on my list of things to do in life. he is a crazy runner and has run dozens of full marathons. i just never thought i would have it in me.

when i finished my 3rd half marathon last May in Cleveland, i got bit by the bug hard!
it was the same kind of feeling you get when you are completely head over heels infatuated with someone. i just couldn't get it out of my head. i talked it over with my running buddy and she agreed that its now or never. she is going to be doing her first marathon too this year, just 2 weeks before mine, so we are lucky to be able to train the whole time together

so, it's game on!
May 17th ill be running the Cleveland Marathon 
and it really super cool because i am an official blogger for the race! so, people (maybe even you right now) can read along and see how the training is going
i'm still so excited to be picked and feel as excited as a kid before Christmas that i get to be part of a race that i just LOVE!

getting back out there today was a little rough. i did the same thing i do every holiday season. i fall off the workout wagon right about Thanksgiving and try to stay on track and then with the holiday lunches and extra errand running at work before i know it, my lunchtime workouts are slim to none the last two weeks!

but, its ok, you have to start somewhere and i feel ready
i feel strong (even if i was a little wobbly today)
and it felt SO GOOD to be out there running again
and it also helped to have some fun new running gear to test out

i'm finalizing my actual training schedule so i can share it here

ironically, i started my 2015 right in downtown Cleveland, so that has to be a sign right?

here we go Cleveland!!!

we got this!


  1. You got this! Can't wait to read more!

    1. thanks so much Alissa! you should join me :)


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