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Posted by on Sep 6, 2016 in Races, Running | 0 comments

Savannah, Here We Come!

Hi! I hope your long weekend went by nice and slow and your work week goes by nice and fast! 🙂 If you’re playing catch up from yesterday, here is yesterday’s post. Our babies seem to be doing better every day and words can’t express how thankful I am to see them smiling, playing and sleeping (oh, how happy I am that they are sleeping). Fingers crossed that they stay on the up and up.

This post is going to be a little short because I’ve got some work to do – I’ve got to create a training plan because Dave & I are officially signed up for a half marathon! What what!

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We are all signed up for the Savannah Rock n Roll Half Marathon on November 5th. Dave scored us 2 entries via Groupon, so we got 2 entries for the price of 1! I didn’t know Groupon sold race entries, but apparently they do so if you’re looking to sign up for a race check Groupon first. (That’s one of my favorite things about Dave – he always finds the best deal!)

Anyways, I actually ran this race with my sister a few years ago (that race recap is here) and I’m so thrilled to get the chance to run it again because I absolutely loved it. Dave has ran the race before too and he agrees it is one of his favorite races to date.

I’m equal parts excited and nervous. I haven’t done a half marathon since before Atlas was born (he will be 3 years old in 1 month) and I’m so pumped to run a race again and I’m actually looking forward to all those training miles (okay, maybe not all of them, but most of them). I’m nervous about fitting in those long runs though – with 2 babies at home it is going to be tough and I’m praying we have a wonderful season of health so sickness doesn’t interfere with our training. I’m also a little nervous about training on these Georgia hills but I’m sort of hoping if I run smart they will actually make me faster on race day. I’ve had some (mild) hip pain ever since my pregnancy with Andi Rose so if I run hills in excess my hip pain actually flares up and interferes with my sleep, so I’ll have to figure out how to balance all that out. I expect a good amount of treadmill runs in my training.

I plan on writing a whole lot more about my training in the weeks to come and brining you guys along for the ride! I finished the race in 1:53 when I ran it a few years ago. I don’t have a time goal in mind yet (I think I’ll have a goal finish time in another 3 weeks after I get some longer runs under my belt), but obviously I would love a new PR. However, I’m aware that this is my first long distance race post kids and we’ve only got 8 weeks to train. I’m going to give myself some grace and first and foremost just focus on enjoying this experience rather than setting a new personal record.

Eeeek! I’m so so excited! 🙂

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