Friday, March 21, 2014

Friends. Running. Games. Fridays.

Friday's are a time to focus on how awesome your week was...how awesome your weekend is going to be...and how you can't wait for your next work week to be over already.

I don't have much to say today...and I know I recently wrote a post about "things I like about myself", but I just wanted to take a second to say I'm proud of myself. I never, ever, ever, thought I'd sign up for a half marathon. I never thought I'd be able to even run 5 miles straight...but you know what? I did!!

Becky was here last weekend and she was right there with me when I did it! How cool!? A blogger, who I'd NEVER met...turned into a real life friend, and encouraged me through a huge running milestone! Running 5 miles was always something I'd wanted to do. When we finished, I felt AMAZING. Lately I've been talking to other friends/bloggers who said that finishing their first half marathon was the BEST, and most rewarding feeling ever. I'm like beside myself with excitement just anticipating that moment crossing the finish line with one of my very best friends!!

Last year after my man finished his first half marathon. He's a champ!
Lately I've been challenging myself while I run... "just get to the stop sign....okay, just get back to my car...okay one more mile...then you're done!" and somehow, this little game I play in my mind...it works.

The topic of todays link up was about your favorite running gear! I have to say, I am LOVING these Dri-fit capri's my husband bought for me...and from where else? Marshalls! I'm all for spending a pretty penny on something worth it, but wow...these pants are incredible, and probably for only $10.

I recently bought some new Nike's at an outlet and I am OBSESSED!! Although I've heard some amazing things about Brooks, I will stick with my Nike's for now!

However, I AM in the market for some new socks...I think mine are giving me blisters...or it could just be that my shoes are still breaking in. Who knows. Any tips from you expert runners?

Linking up over here today!

So, weekend? Try not to tempt me with your terrible foods...help me to get up each morning and run at least a few miles, because no one is stopping me, but me. I'm also in a very happy mood because tomorrow I get my hair done...and Erin and I have some fun stuff planned! Can't wait! Hope you all have a great one. TGIF!

What are you doing this weekend?

15 comments:

  1. I wish I could say I would be getting as much exercise as you will be getting this weekend. I must say that I am super impressed by how you pushed yourself to run and now it is such a part of your life, kuddos!
    This weekend my hubby and I are just going to be continuing our exploration of Virginia and hopefully just goof off a little. (Saturday IS national goof off day and all...)

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  2. I was SO happy to be running with you when you accomplished that! I knew you had it in you!! I'm so excited for you to cross that finish line and experience that feeling!! I bet you'll be signed up for another one soon afterwards too :)

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  3. I'm working and going to church...typical weekend. Have a great one!

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  4. You are on fire!!! Just getting the guts to tackle something like a half marathon is a big deal. Pushing yourself to actually accomplish it is huge! Crossing the finish line is so rewarding because I feel like it's one of the few things in life you will know you accomplished all by yourself. There are people there to help you along the way, but at the end of the day, you got there because you put one foot in front of the other. No one else can do it for you, it's all you!

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  5. bahah- I totally posted about socks today, FYI! ;) I need new shoes... go shopping w/ me?! :)

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  6. ah yay!! finishing your first half marathon is the best feeling EVER! I will be cheering you on from over here! do you have the runkeeper app? as an avid runner, it is BY FAR my favorite running app. you can set up the little lady to talk to you every 5 mins, and I love it--I pretend like she's my best friend cheering me on, and my goal is to beat whatever time she told me I had the previous five minutes. ha! seriously it's the best! I love that you can personalize it.

    make sure to post when you run it! you rock!

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  7. Yeh for good weeks followed by even better weekends! Enjoy your hair appointment and time with Erin :)
    I am forcing myself to go to barre class tomorrow morning to kick off my day! Then we are hosting a family dinner with a few friends :) Can't wait!

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  8. Girl!! Your a champ!!! It's amazing that you can motivate yourself and keep a goal like that... Jealous and proud of you!!! Xo

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  9. Congrats on running 5 miles straight! Before you know it, you'll be doing 8 miles and then 10, and then you'll be crossing the finish line of your first half marathon. And then you will be hooked! The half marathon is my favorite distance and I hope you end up loving it as much as I do.

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  10. I play the same mind games with myself all the time. That's the only way I can push myself to go farther than I'm used to. As for your blisters, I just linked up my "must haves" and one of the items is a pair of double layered socks from the Running Room. I used to get horrible blisters but since wearing these I haven't had a single one. I won't run without them.

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  11. I am so unbelievably proud of you and your strong will to do this and NOT give up. Mind over matter! Heart over fear! You got this and I cannot wait to see you cross that finish line in photos. You are an inspiration! Keep it up, sister!

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  12. Congrats on your first half! It is a great feeling to accomplish just a feat :) I ran a half last weekend and played that same game you described for the last 3-4 miles. Seriously the only way I made it to the finish! As for apparel, I am loving my Nike Structure shoes so I totally agree with you on sticking with Nike. I wear swiftwick socks for long runs and races. They seem to work really well for me! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  13. I so understand--I remember when I thought I'd never be able to run THREE miles, let alone 13!! But, you are right, crossing that finish line was amazing. Good friends make it even better!

    Love the look of those Nikes! They have sure changed over the years.

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  14. I do like my Brooks. A lot. But really it's whatever works for YOU. I am SO excited for you to cross that finish line. Best. Feeling. Ever. Thanks so much for linking up :)

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  15. For socks, make sure they aren't cotton. Pick something that is 'quick dry' to help avoid blisters. I tried the Nike running shoes and they just weren't the perfect fit for me. I'm going to keep looking around though =) Thanks for sharing your gear.

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Thanks for your comments, I read and respond to every single one of them! :) Excited to get to know you!