Thanks to T. Wayne from A Joyful Process for nominating me for the “My First Blog Post” challenge. The challenge was created by Sarah Brentyn of the Lemon Shark blog.
Of course, there are rules (always rules!). In a twist, these rules are in levels:
- No cheating. (It must be your first post. Not your second post, not one you love…first post only.)
- Link back to the person who tagged you (thank them if you feel like it or, if not, curse them with a plague of ladybugs).
- Cut and paste your old post into a new post or reblog your own bad self. (Either way is fine but NO editing.)
- Put the hashtag #MyFirstPostRevisited in your title.
- Tag five (5) other bloggers to take up this challenge.
- Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
- Feel free to cut and paste the badge to use in your post. Notify your tags in the comment section of their blog (don’t just hope they notice a pingback somewhere in their spam).
- Include “the rules” in your post.
My nominees (who are under no obligation to participate) are as follows:
50 in 50 Marathon Quest (do we really know what your first post says? hmmm?)
Bonnywood Manor (because I can’t find your very first post ever written, and I know a lot of us would love to see it).
The Hangry Runner (I see your first post, but I think it deserves repeating, although that raccoon is freaking adorable, :D)
Running To Travel (the same… I see your first post, but it deserves repeating, ;D)
Slow Runner Girl (because you’re amazing and you’ve come so far!)
This is not an award… it’s a challenge! Are you up for the challenge?
My first post ever written… I remember it well (5 July, 2015). I had just gotten back from a run, sat down at my computer, and let my fingers do the post-run walking. The rest is history. Kind of wish I wasn’t complaining about the heat so much back then…
First and only week of pre-training… done!
I loved the Fit One Boise event so much that I’m making it my premium race this year. Last year I ran the 10K; this year will be the half. There wasn’t anything I didn’t love about it… the course was gorgeous, the people and volunteers were ultra-friendly, the post-race snacks were fabulous (all the chocolate milk a girl could want), and the bling was everything a bling should be, sparkly and big!
So, tomorrow begins the countdown and training for this super fun event, and today, I finished my only week of pre-training to dust off the cobwebs. And boy, do I hurt because I let my training slide. There’s not a muscle in my legs that don’t say ouch, WTH!
For this upcoming cycle, I will be using one of Hal Higdon’s plans, the Novice 2. I figure it fits as this is my second year in. I also like it because the mileage in the middle of the week is doable, and the LSR’s on the weekend gradually increase each week to where I’ll be running 12 miles the week before Boise. It’s important to me that I get that long mileage in so my body is aware of exactly how much pain it’s going to be in when it crosses the finish line.
My next three training runs will be 3 miles long each, and I have this wicked loop in my neighborhood that’s uphill both ways, with another killer hill smack dab in the middle of it. See picture below. I’ll measure my progress on this one particular loop as I will always have a 3-mile run each week of my training. Today was a test run… not even worth posting a time. Okay, so I walked a lot of it. Did I mention it was hot! I guess I really shouldn’t complain… The Motivator is training for the Chicago Marathon and had to run 9 miles today in the heat. We should’ve gotten up earlier…