Half Marathon Training Update

Hey everyone!

Wednesdays are usually dedicated to a What I Ate Wednesday post, but since I eat much of the same thing (especially for breakfast and lunch), I decided to give it a rest.

Instead, I wanted to update you all on my half marathon training progress. For those of you who might have missed it, I’m training for the Disney Princess Half, which takes place in February.

The Plan

I’ve been somewhat following the plan. It always calls for two thirty minute runs during the week, then (usually) a longer run on the weekend. Last week, I only did one thirty minute run during the week, but I was sure to complete my scheduled four miles over the weekend.

I know that I need to be as focused and dedicated as possible, so I’m going to 100% guarantee that I’ll complete all three runs this week!

Aches and Pains

So far, I haven’t been too bothered by anything. I do tend to get hip flexor pain towards the end of my runs, and today I’m experiencing some soreness in my hip. I’m attributing it to running two days in a row, then taking BodyPump, so tonight was a rest day and I’ll see how I feel tomorrow.

Success and Struggle

My biggest success had been running four miles! I still have to take a few walking breaks, but I’m surprised – and proud – of the progress I’ve made so far.

My biggest struggle has been completing 3 runs each week… I’m working on it.

Cross Training

I’ve been pretty consistent with attending BodyPump twice a week. I’m starting to miss spin, so I’m going to try to make it to a class on Saturday… we’ll see!

Items on my “To Buy” List

What I’m Listening to on my Runs

I’m loving the new Taylor Swift album! Please tell me there are other T. Swift fans out there? Some other songs that have stayed on my rotation? “Cruising California,” by The Offspring ,“Levels (Skrillex Remix),” by Avicii, and “Little Lion Man,” from Punk Goes Pop Vol. 4.

Days Until the Half Marathon


What’s your go-to form of exercise lately?

What are some of your favorite songs to workout to?

What’s on your fitness “to buy” list?

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    • 4thesakeofcake says:

      I’m trying not to stress to much about it now, but I feel like once December hits I’ll have to get much more strict with it!

  1. Katie says:

    I’m loving circuits lately! I really have gotten into exercising between 30-45 minutes and circuits are the perf way to get strength and cardio together.

    Anything “poppy” that has an awesome beat! Flo Rida’s “I Cry” is the best right now! I actually use my long runs to shuffle through my playlist and listen to songs I haven’t heard in a while.

    I need new shoes..always :)
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  2. Nicole says:

    I have been running lately – treadmill. I teach BodyPump, so that’s my other “go-to”. 😉

    I don’t listen to music when I run – a few years ago, someone told me that listening to your own breath and the sound of your feet will put you more “in tune” with your body and how you’re feeling throughout your run. Though, my “theme song” for the Seattle marathon this past summer was “Bulletproof” by David Guetta.

    I would love to buy a Garmin!!
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