Half Marathon Category


run, mama, run!

When we found out I was pregnant this time around, I was half-way along in my training for my second halfmarathon. My long run that week was 8 miles, I remember, because I threw up at miles 3, 5, and 8. O, yes, pregnancy has changed my habits as a runner, but it has not… Read more »


my second half

Every once in a while, it will come up and someone will mention how I “ran a half marathon” and I’m pretty quick to correct them that I “finished a half marathon”. I really came pretty close to half-walking, half-running it; I think my pace per mile was 13:45ish. To be fair to myself, I didn’t… Read more »


nature’s sports drink {winner announced!}

{Updated 6/15/12: Dominique who left comment number 52 won this giveaway. Thanks to all who entered!} I remember thinking it sounded silly when my dad, a long-time runner and all-around healthy guy told me that chocolate milk is his favorite “sports drink”. Sports drinks to me meant brightly colored liquid that came in orange-capped plastic… Read more »


thirteen point one

I did it. I ran a half marathon. {the lump near my left armpit, in case you were worried, is where I stored the balled-up gloves that I was wearing but took off during the race, not an unwieldy growth.} The first 3 miles were exciting. “Woo! Half marathon! Life goal being completed right here,… Read more »