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I'm a twenty-nine year old Army wife currently living near a large Army post. I have an unhealthy obsession with Dr. Pepper, the Internet, cloth diapers, and ridiculous TV shows. I'm a stay at home mom to two beautiful daughters, AJ and Amelia. We also have a 6 year old beagle named Abby who is as dumb as a box of rocks.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Lofty Goals

So D decided that he doesn't want to look 9 months pregnant when I am, so he wants to train for and run a 1/2 marathon. I think its a great idea and I told him that I have been thinking about training for one and running it after the baby is born. We are researching the races and training schedules now.

Some of the races we are considering are:

  1. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon in Virginia Beach, VA (September 5, 2010)
  2. The Chicago 1/2 Marathon and 5k in Chicago, IL (September 12, 2010)
  3. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon in San Jose, CA (October 3(?), 2010)
  4. The Great Turtle 1/2 Marathon in Mackinac Island, MI (October 23(?), 2010)
  5. The Miami Beach Halloween 1/2 Marathon in Miami Beach, FL (October 30, 2010)
  6. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon in San Antonio, TX (November 14(?), 2010)
  7. The Seattle Marathon and 1/2 Marathon in Seattle, WA (November 28, 2010)
  8. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon in Las Vegas, NV (December 5(?), 2010)
  9. The Walt Disney World 1/2 Marathon in Orlando, FL (January 9(?), 2011)
  10. The Rock 'n' Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon in Phoenix, AZ (January 16(?), 2011)

We obviously will most likely only do one of the races. We could hypothetically do one of the first ones in Virginia Beach or Chicago, and then one of the last ones in Las Vegas, Orlando, or Phoenix. I think we are pretty sure we will be doing the 1/2 marathon and not the full one.

I am personally excited to start running and training after the baby is born. I have done some research and am planning to take at least 6 weeks off, but more likely 8 weeks after the baby is born. With a 16 week training plan, we would be ready at the end of August towards the early part of September. I think my parents would be excited to come to wherever we decided to run and watch the baby (or run) with us. Since we are planning on training with the jogging stroller, running the race with the stroller shouldn't be too much of a stretch.

1 comment:

  1. I've run two half-marathons (including the San Antonio Rock and Roll marathon) and two marathons. They were awesome experiences. I plan to run more after my baby is born. I'd highly recommend that you consider training with Team In Training (TNT) if you can. It's a great organization; I did two races with TNT.

    Just a note about running with the stroller - most races won't let you run with them because it's a liability to other runners. Also, many jogging strollers recommend that the baby be 8 months old before you actually jog with the baby in them, so I'd check that out just to be sure! (Definitely don't take my word for it!)


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