Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland Bound!

Pacific Peaks MedalMy sister & I are signed up for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Portland 10K! How exciting. When I decided I would do the Rock ‘n’ Roll Seattle Half Marathon only after doing some 5Ks, people were a bit shocked I didn’t go for a 10K first.  But hey, goals are fun & you only live once, eh? This year is the inaugural 10K event for RnR Portland, so doing the 10K or 1/2 marathon + the Seattle 1/2 or full marathon will get you a Pacific Peaks medal. Sweet, I thought I’d have to do two halfs! Isn’t the medal cool? I mean check out Sasquatch workin’ it. 😀

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Beginning Hal Higdon’s Novice Half Marathon Training Program

I love running outdoors. It was a bit misty because of the fog, but wonderful.

I’m worried about the rainy season, because I don’t know if I can survive running 3+ miles on a treadmill. How do people do it? It’s just so… boring. Plus, my gym has a 30 minute limit on their cardio machines, so I’d probably have to start & stop many times. Boo. Not looking forward to that.

Anyway, I am starting Hal Higdon’s Novice Half Marathon Training Program this week. I was supposed to run 3 miles yesterday, but because I got to the gym too late, I only did 1 on the treaddreadmill before boot camp started. Today I was supposed to run 2 miles (or cross train), but I ran 3. I’m missing 1 mile, but I think I’m okay, it’s only the beginning, am I right?! 😛

Thursday I will need to run another 3 and then Sunday will be my longest run, of 4 miles… I’m excited. I hope the weather stays like this for a little while longer!