Peace and Pandemonium

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


Timp Half

Steven ran the Timpanogos Half Marathon two weekends ago.
He rocked it with a time of 1:59:44.
Less than 2 hours!!
I was so happy for him.

I am currently training for my first half ever.
My race is on September 10.
It's the Mt. Nebo Half and it goes down Payson canyon.
So far I have had a few bumps in my training road.
First it was the worst sunburn I've ever had which made it virtually impossible to wear a bra for nearly a week. Sleep was pretty difficult for the first few days too.
Second it was a bad case of mastitis. Ouch!
Third it was an even worse case of your common, run of the mill, laziness. That really took me out.
Thankfully I recovered from that and got back on the wagon with a 10 mile run last weekend.
I felt fantastic after that. My confidences was boosted and for the first time since training I felt like maybe I could really pull this thing off.
Then I hit my fourth bump in the road.
My toenail fell of. It didn't hurt too terribly bad but its pretty tender right now so I haven't been able to run for a few days.
Today Im getting back on track though and am going to pop 800 mg of Motrin and run anyway.
I'm looking forward to it.

Spectra polaroid.

You're awesome! I trained and ran my first (and second) half marathon at the end of the last year, and it was quite the experience, one I loved enough to sign up for another half at the beginning of next year. Here's to more training!

And I didn't lose a toenail, but it came close. If you haven't already, go and get fit for a good pair of running shoes. Usually, runners who have toenail issues are wearing shoes that are too small (you typically need to buy shoes a half size or larger than what you normally wear).

Good luck! I hope you don't hit any more major bumps in the road to your first half!
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