I signed up for a Half Marathon

You might have noticed that I’m not blogging much lately. I’m a bit busy. My work schedule changed, again, plus it is almost the end of the school year for my son. Can you say, crazy?

Well instead of sitting my fat butt on the computer like usual, I’ve been spending my time running. This isn’t a new thing for me. I’ve had an awkward work schedule for about two years, which has pretty much getting anything done.  I was so exhausted with working, and family stuff that I have had no time to work out.

I have a new addiction to running and ummm Lululemon.  I’m getting to the point where I wear running clothes and my work uniform more than normal clothes now. Many people have asked me, “What is your goal?”  Umm, to get faster?  Seriously, I was getting faster the more I ran about three years ago, but it is taking forever to build up my speed again, and I am a bit older.  Seriously, everything is sore!

And then Casey tweeted this:

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It was almost like Casey screaming at me, “Julie, just do it, sign up, you know you want to….come on….do it!”  Casey probably doesn’t realize how inspirational or an enabler that she is.

But, guess who clicked through Run Racing’s website and signed up for the Long Beach 1/2 Marathon on October 7th, 2012? ME!!!!! Yep, I signed up for the race on my iPhone. I’m so tech like that.

Dear @caseyruns @chicrunner @runracing and @runteamsparkle I signed up for the Long Beach 1/2. Time to plan my training. I want a fiesta post-race! #runlb

Time to up the training….

Casey recommended this program a few weeks ago via text.  I think that this was her initial prompt to get my butt to sign-up for Long Beach.  I’m going to use this program for my training, which will hopefully prep me for all of this.

Now, which Team Sparkle skirt color should I wear?

P.S. This is not the first 1/2 Marathon that I have signed up for. I signed up to the Tinkerbell 1/2 in the beginning of the year…but I knew that I had not trained for it, and I sold my race bib..{#flake #slacker}

20 comments
danica
danica

I'm so excited you'll be running! You'll do awesome and like everyone said, just stick to your training plan and you'll be more than fine. If you ever need anyone to do a run with, let me know!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Thanks so much D!!! At this point, I'm just working on getting faster and going longer....

Rach
Rach

Well done on signing up - I really need to sign up for something as motivation is lacking at the moment!

Sasha
Sasha

Yay! You'll do great! I don't have a half planned, but I did sign up for the color run- which I can't believe starts at 9 am in June in OK- it will be over 100! Oh well- it will still be fun!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Thanks Sasha! Yikes, that will be hot...most people didn't run the Color Run..They kinda walked/trotted through the colors.

Holly
Holly

Yahoo...congrats on signing up for a half, you will love it, rock it & be hooked! Hmmm...color of Team Sparklw skirt...I'm really loving the gunmetal these days! But they're all fabulous!

Lee-Ann
Lee-Ann

Great job on signing up and running again! What did your work schedule change to?

Casey
Casey

There are so many Team Sparkle skirt colors to choose from! I don't know why but one of the blues is getting my vote. It feels beachy.

Casey
Casey

I am so honored and surprised to read that I inspired you to sign up for your first half marathon. I know how hard you have been training lately and you will do amazing at Long Beach. Congrats on signing up and I am excited to continue stalking...uh, I mean following your training journey all summer long.

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

LOLZ..stalker...and enabler..I blame you for the Lululemon obsession also.

Anna
Anna

That is one of my favorite hAlfs to run - enjoy it

Syl
Syl

Congrats on signing up! Just stick to your training plan and you'll do good. And I have to warn you...half marathons are addicting. Ran my 10th half marathon (in only 19 months) this past February. Can't wait to hear all about your training journey!

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

Thanks Syl! Yes, I am going to stick to the plan. I plan on signing up for Tinkerbell in January also. I wish they weren't so expensive.

Cheryl @ Mommypants
Cheryl @ Mommypants

Good for you! I ran that last year. Hope you enjoy it more than I did! :)

Julie {Angry Julie}
Julie {Angry Julie}

HAHA... I do not enjoy running...it is just something that I need to do. And oh my word....everything is sore and hurts lately.

Mad Woman behind the Blog
Mad Woman behind the Blog

Congrats for taking this step! An awesome time of year for a run and I'm sure a beautiful venue. Good luck!