Wednesday, February 8, 2012

My First Half of 2012 is in Two Days!!

My first half marathon of 2012 is on Saturday!!! I'm excited and nervous. When I ran my first half I was confident in my training even though it was my first half. This time around I'm not as confident in my training. My longest run was 10 miles last Sunday and 95% of my training has been on the treadmill.... With no incline.

But I'm going to make the best of it and not stress over it. It's not like I don't have at least eleven other half's this year!

After my 10 miler on Superbowl Sunday (had to make room for all kinds of delicious food):

I was pretty good though.

One of the trainers at my gym is having a 12 week fitness and weight loss challenge. It's free to participate so you know I jumped all over that. Our initial meeting was last Thursday and she got all my measurements, my weight, and body fat percentage (YIKES!) for the weight loss portion and then I did wall sits, push ups, plank and a half mile run for the fitness portion.

I meet with her weekly to get measurements and we assess fitness every 4 weeks. I'm really excited about the challenge and the accountability and motivation that it provides! I weighed in today and lost 3 pounds!!!


  1. I wish you well on your first half of the new year. I am sure you will do great.

    Nice going on your weight loss this week too.

  2. it's going to be fine!! 10 miles is plenty to run a half! ps. i am the worst blog friend in the world and have the shirts that you won in my giveaway in NOVEMBER in my car still!!!! i should be scorned. i am embarrassed and sorry i haven't sent them to you!

  3. good luck - I'm sure you are going to do great! The first training schedule I ever followed for a half only had me go up to 11 miles before the race, so you are right there. You will do great! Can't wait to read all about it!

  4. Good luck on your half! You will be spectacular~

  5. You're going to do great Courtney! Have fun and don't stress. I know that's easier said than done.

    Like you said you have 11 other halfs this year :)

  6. You are going to do great in your race! Good luck!

  7. Yay for the half coming up, don't sweat it, you'll do well. I need to join a weight loss group at the gym, I just never want to spend the money, lucky you to find a free one!