Thursday, April 28, 2016

T minus 3 days!

3 days until my 3rd half marathon. Whaaat?!
my bib from my first half in 2014!
I'm weirdly excited for this race. I don't think I trained quite as hard as I should've, but I'm a lot more prepared than I have been in the past. Of course now they are calling for AM thunderstorms on Sunday so we'll see how that goes. Running in the rain isn't ideal, but it beats the race getting cancelled all together due to lightning or something crazy. How about we all collectively do our own "rain dance" today and it'll stay away here in Cincinnati?! Cool, thanks! ;)

Regardless of my worries about the race-day weather, I can't wait to add another medal to my collection!!!

After this race is over, I'll probably take a couple weeks off to relax. BUT! I've really been thinking about working on my speed. Long distances are just hard. I've already told Caleb I will never have the desire to run a FULL marathon - so he can do that bucket list-item of his solo! ;) What I'd really like to do, is sign up for a 5K this Summer/Fall and really rock it. I've only ever run one real 5K and hadn't trained for it at all (back in 2011 - my higher-metabolism days, ha!, so I'm hopeful that I can get around 28 minutes if I really train for one (my sweet friend Anna would leave me in the dust)!

Tomorrow Caleb and I are each taking a half day at work and heading up to Columbus for a wedding of two of our friends! We're so excited for them! It'll be a little strange going to a wedding as GUESTS and not a photographer - but we're so pumped about it. We've known Luke (or as we like to call him, Sarge) and Ashlee for years and have been waiting for this day to get here!  I know its going to be beautiful! I mean, look at how adorable they are!!

I've really been enjoying the freedom of this week. The rain ended up canceling an engagement session that I had on the calendar but its all good - Caleb and I have been enjoying our evenings together! I hope everyone's having a great week! It's almost Friday!!

13 comments:

  1. You're going to rock your third half! I think 5Ks are fun. It's the perfect distance that you don't have to stress over and the event doesn't take the whole day. :) Go for it!

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  2. Eeek good luck in your race! You'll do great!

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  3. WOOHOO!!! Still crossing my fingers and toes somehow the weather changes it's mind about what it wants to do this weekend!! You guys will rock it no matter what! :)

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  4. It's here?! It's here?! Good luck!! can't wait to follow along on Insta and what not. You're going to rock it!

    Also love your desire to work on speed. 28 mins is an awesome goals for 5K! I say that partly because that was my goal the last time I ran it, but also because it really is a good goal! :) I'm with you--I was much more keen on working on short distance speed than long distance running.

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  5. So exciting, you are definitely going to rock it!! Hoping the weather will hold off!!!! Enjoy being the wedding GUEST! I love going to weddings lol so fun!

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  6. I so know what you mean about attending a wedding as a guest instead of a vendor!! It's so different LOL! xo, biana

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  7. Your THIRD 1/2 marathon?!? That's incredible! I run down the block and I'm winded! (Sadly, this is NOT an exaggeration.) That must be an amazing feeling to accomplish. And how nice to be able to just relax lately! It sounds like you have been super busy with training and work and shoots, it's gotta be nice to have a little break!
    (p.s. I used to blog years ago at "love the arthurs", and followed you then, but life happened and I lost your blog. :( I'm so happy I found it again!
    xo, jen
    www.bellenbrooks.com

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  8. Good luck with your half marathon! I'm sure you'll rock it.

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  9. I have a girlfriend running this weekend and she is a total beast when it comes to halves. She doesn't seem to even have to try. I'm all kinds of jealous for sure.

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  10. Yay! You will do awesome. Hope you all have a great time! :)

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  11. Woo! Good luck, girl! You will do awesome!

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  12. 3 half marathons!? you're my hero!! Good luck & I hope you have a great time at the wedding! :)

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