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Just like I don’t want this to become a blog that’s solely about my upcoming trip to Europe, fashion trends or a personal soapbox for vegetarianism, I also don’t want this to become a place where I only talk about my training for a half marathon. BUT, I do want to mention that I’ve been training for a few months now and plan to do the Madison Half Marathon in late May. Running has become a big part of my life and I feel it’s necessary to at least dedicate a few posts to how my training is coming along. I’m not a natural runner and have only recently started running on a regular basis but I have to say I’m really enjoying the sport and am getting excited to do my first race. Running was frustrating at first and I had a difficult time getting into the groove of how to manage both my breathing and my pace. Now, after a little more than two years of sporadic running and about two months of training, I’m up to seven miles {for my long weekend run}! I still have a really long way to go and I’m still running at about a 10 min/mile pace … so right now I’m just living by this motto: no matter how slow I go I’m still lapping everybody on the couch.

p.s. At this point I’m staying away from the treadmill but if you ever want a {slow} running partner let me know!