R&R 1/2 Marathon 2017 Training Run #4

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[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-clock-o”] 37:16

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-map-o”] 3 miles

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-tachometer”] 12:25 min/mi

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-commenting-o”] Pick your fucking feet up, genius.

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-headphones”] Half A Million – The Shins

Just short of a mile into this run, I tripped on some uneven pavement, fell, scraped both knees and my hand, shattered my iPhone screen, and ripped a hole in my Lilly Pulitzer leggings. So that was…graceful. Then I got up and ran the rest of my three miles, bleeding and listening to the new Shins album.

Luckily, I have like three other pairs of Lilly Pulitzer leggings, and John had a lot of Band-Aids ready for me when I got to his house for breakfast. And Fathom Coffee, which, as you know, is now a sponsor of this clumsy runner-in-training.

If you feel bad for me for falling like an idiot, feel free to buy some coffee and use code RUNLISA for 13.1% off your first order.

I would also like to point out that my total time and average pace do include the time I spent actively plummeting to the ground and a few moments sitting in the road, stunned, a little embarrassed, assessing the damage, and determining to keep going. So still better than yesterday! (Except for the bruises.)

R&R 1/2 Marathon 2017 Training Run #3

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[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-clock-o”] 37:54

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-map-o”] 3 miles

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-tachometer”] 12:37 min/mi

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-commenting-o”] These sneakers are cute, but I’m not sure I actually enjoy running in them.

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-headphones”] LEAVE ME ALONE  – KAYTRANADA (feat. Shay Lia)

Today I “slept in” until 7:22 am. Maybe I can become a morning person after all. (Yeah, right.) Due to the fact that I’d rather still be sleeping, the first 10 minutes of these early runs have been the hardest. But once I get going, I find I’m glad to be outside and happy to get them out of the way first thing in the morning.

I’ve decided my half marathon training is now sponsored by Fathom Coffee. Because being sponsored by a coffee company sounds awesome, and as part-owner of a coffee company, I can make that happen for myself. 🙂

If you’re following along, and you love coffee, use code RUNLISA for 13.1% off your first order.

R&R 1/2 Marathon 2017 Training Run #2

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[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-clock-o”] 30 minutes

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-map-o”] 2.38 miles

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-tachometer”] 12:38 min/mi

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-user-plus”] Amie H.

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-commenting-o”] I’m lucky I have a friend this cool to drag me out of bed this early.

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-headphones”] Lights On – Big Grams

“You’re a mess,” Amie said to me this morning, laughing. I came sprinting out of my house four minutes late with tangled hair, hat falling off my head, in a terribly wrinkled tank top and tropical printed leggings with my headphones cord wrapped around my neck like a noose. Typical.

R&R 1/2 Marathon 2017 Training Run #1

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[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-clock-o”] 30 minutes

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-map-o”] 2.12 miles

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-tachometer”] 14:13 min/mi

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-commenting-o”] I wish I actually enjoyed getting up this early.

[icon color=”Accent-Color” animation_speed=”Slow” size=”tiny” icon_size=”” animation_delay=”” image=”fa-headphones”] Nike “Easy Highs” playlist on Apple Music

If you follow me on Facebook, you know I had a little meltdown recently where I decided I’ve been spending too much time starting businesses and not enough time making sure my clothes still fit. So I signed up for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon on September 3rd, and I have 18 weeks to train.

I’m not a morning person, but today I got up early for run #1. Goal: run for 30 minutes.

Surprisingly, the second half of this run was much easier than the first. And even though 30 minutes is longer than I’ve run in quite some time, having a definitive end time kept me motivated to keep running, rather than stop and walk. I only took a few 15-30 second breaks. Interesting.