Week 1 Training: Not so bad!

I made it! Plans for Week 1 looked like this:

  • Monday-Thursday: 3 miles each day
  • Friday & Sunday: Rest
  • Saturday: 4 mile run OR a 6K event

Of course, since this is the beginning of training and I am super GUNGHOLET’SDOTHISYEAH!!!!!!, I did a little extra on the some of the 3 mile days and I ran twice on Saturday.

I met with my training group to do 4 miles I ran 2.6 miles from the brewery to meet Greg at the Farmer’s Market and then got in a car to drive to a bakery (best. run. ever.), and then did a 6K that evening. Which started and ended at that same brewery as the morning jaunt. At which I proceeded to drink beer after the race.

I am sensing what could be a pattern counterproductive to fitness.

the brewery is just out of frame to the left.


I’m starting this to document the training for my first ever half marathon. A little about me:

  • I am a new-ish dietitian, coming to the profession after many years of slogging away in various professional and semi-professional (and not-at-all professional) kitchens.
  • I was decidedly not athletic for my teenage and adult life until now. (Drama club, Latin club, and mock trial in high school if that tells you anything.)
  • I ran my first 5K in April 2013. Ran my 2nd 5K in April 2014. No running in between. Ran my first 5 mile in January 2015 and have been trying to become a better runner ever since.

My longest race so far has been the 10K. I’m training for the Ironhorse Half Marathon on October 11, 2015 in beautiful Midway, KY . Gulp.

and here, i'm doing the robot as i near the finish
And here, I’m doing the robot as I near the finish at a Derby Day 10K

I try not to take myself too seriously.

Next post: 1 week of training down!