Friday, April 19, 2013

Fitness Friday & Bon Voyage!

If you've been reading my health & fitness friday posts, you know I've been training for a half marathon and possibly a full marathon.  I haven't signed up for a half yet.  I know, I know.  I am having a hard time choosing one.  There is a half going on near Minneapolis every weekend in June, but I have weddings the first 2 weekends, and I work the the other 2 weekends.  One of the weddings is in town though, so I might still sign up for the race that day.  It really depends on how I feel when I get home from Europe.  I'm sure our trip won't completely undo my training- but I know I won't have time for any real training while we are gone.  If I don't feel ready in June, I will probably sign up for the Red, White, and Boom on July 4th.  However, in light of the Boston Marathon tragedy and the amazing runners who were there, as well as the running community that has pulled together this week, I was inspired to do something crazy this week:

Yep, I am officially registered for the Twin Cities Marathon! I love love love this race!  It was my first marathon, and that day was truly the best day of my life other than my wedding day.  Nothing can beat the energy of the crowd, the scenic route, and the amazing finish line at the state capitol.  As soon as I finished this race in 2010, I knew I wanted to run it again someday.  I can't say I am feeling 100% confident.  I have had major doubts if I would be able to ever do it again after my hip surgery, I am going to try though!  

Well, I will be heading to Europe tomorrow morning!  I have packed some running gear- but I am really not going to stress too much about training, it is a vacation after all.  Happy trails, everyone!


  1. Have fun on your trip!!!

    That is so cool that you signed up for the marathon :) you can do it

  2. Hi! Thanks for the comment on my recent post, I wish I could email you back!! ;)

    Spill the Wine- did you see our group there that night?? Very small world!

  3. Have fun in Europe friend! You'll do great in your marathon! I consider running mostly mental anyway ;) If you can get over that hump, you're golden! Good luck and I can't wait to hear how the training goes!!!

  4. Oh My Gosh!!!! So much to respond to in this post. First, have SO MUCH fun in Europe. Second, I am so so proud of you for signing up for that marathon. I was so inspired this week too that I actually started considering a full marathon! Not this year or even the next year...but one day. My kids are so young now that finding the time to commit to training is near impossible. But one day...I really think I want to try!!!! Ahh! I will need your pointers when the time comes.

  5. Thanks for the encouragement! So excited for your next marathon! Look forward to following along. Enjoy your trip! :)


© Love, K. Blair. Powered by