Thursday, April 7, 2011


I think I am about to start hyperventilating. I just looked at my half ticker and I only have 30 days……30 days! I feel so behind. The farthest I have run is 10 miles and that was a sad sad run. Why do I feel like I am behind? I have been sticking to my training schedule for the most part, I have not been cross training as much as I would have liked. I still haven’t figured out the outfit that I want to wear? I need to figure out my gear and maybe I would feel better.

What I have:
What I need:
 New shoes
Top  - just sent one back and ordered a new one hoping this tank will work

Maybe List:
Compression Socks
Running Skirt w/ capri’s
I think that is it right? I have a jacket if I need it but I am usually a furnace when I run so I am thinking I will start without a coat. I need to get all my gear so that I can try it in a run, the things I already have I know work up to 10 miles without any major wardrobe malfunctions.

Am I missing anything? What are your must haves for your races?

Oh and speaking of races, any one near WA have some recommendations for June - Sept? I have nothing planed yet. I have always wanted to run the Seafair Torchlight Run, but it falls on my daughters birthday this year. Looking for 5K - maybe another half marathon, if I survive  my first I will consider a second.


  1. I was noticing your ticker the other day - it's creeping up! I have no advice for you, other than since following your blog it seems like you are very dedicated and working hard. You can do this!

  2. Don't get down on yourself..."sad sad runs" are still good runs.
    My first half marathon, training didn't go "as planned" and the most I did was 7 miles. I am learning that the experience of training is the hardest part. It doesn't go "by the book" in regards to training, but remember, everyone is different and there are 100's of plans out there, so you do what you can.
    BTW, from your maybe list...I would go with compression socks, especially if you have ANY issues with your calves or shin splints. I learned the hard way and now use them for my long runs....
    It will be here before you know it, keep thinking positive and visualize yourself crossing the finish line.

  3. Don't worry: you've got a month. You can do a 11 and a 12 miler before that. If you can do a 12 miler you can definitely do 13.1!

    About the shoes: buy them now so you can get used to them. I wouldn't run a race on brand new shoes.

    About the compression socks: if you aren't having problems now, I don't think you have to buy them as they are very expensive. I would rather invest in the shoes.

  4. Thanks everyone for the feedback.

    Fran you are right, I have an 11 miles for Sunday and then 12 miles in two weeks, I just need to keep reminding myself what I have done so far.

  5. There is the See jane Run 1/2 in Seattle that is July 17th. Something to consider! :)