Sunday, February 5, 2012

Let the training begin!

Today was a gorgeous Sunday, filled with lots of sun and mild (for February!) temperatures, so even though I have well over 12 weeks before my first Half marathon I decided to kick off my training today. This was my first "long" run, and I was supposed to do 4 miles. The last run I did this week felt a little tough, and it was just over 3 miles, so I wasn't sure how today would go.

I only had 45 minutes, since we were heading over to my in-laws for a Super Bowl party once I was done and showered (and on a side note - that's what I hate about running mid-day...the second shower/doing the hair and makeup thing). I picked a different route through Kingswood and Majestic Oaks, and it actually felt great! I honestly felt like I could have run at least another 10-15 minutes. I mapped it once I got home, and it turned out I did 4.05 miles - and didn't die!

I have been so, so happy that the weather has actually been nice this winter. I finally did buy a pair of Yaktrax, but I haven't had to break them out yet. Here's hoping I won't have to this year!