Sunday, February 3, 2013

As I Ice My Knees

The half-marathon was this morning and I survived.  In fact, I feel fabulous.  However, there are a couple things that I learned this time around that I would like to share with you.  

1.  Do not purchase a new pair of headphones two days before the race.
As much as you think you deserve them, do not do this.  I decided to replace my old Apple headphones with new Skull Candy ear buds.  Mistake.  After running for .2 miles, one ear bud fell out.  I pushed it back in.  The other fell out.  I pushed it back in.  Repeat until mile 13.  On the bright side, at least I had music.  Embarrassing story:  I forgot my iPod when I ran my first half-marathon.  It was early.  Eventually I'll get it right.  You know what they say, third time's the charm.

2.  Maybe Definitely do not wear shorts.
Wear pants unless you get off on inner-thigh pain.  I'm being dramatic but be prepared to chaff between the legs for the last six miles.  But hey, maybe that's your thing.

The rest is easy.  Eat a healthy breakfast 2 hours prior, drink more water than coffee, and don't stop running.    This concludes the half-marathon portion of my blog.  [Finally, right?]  Starting tomorrow, I will continue to express my twenty-something problems, love of inspirational quotes, and whatever-the-hell-I-want.  Stay fly.




  1. ahhh congrats on doing that! as a person who can't even look at a treadmill without shuddering, i'm most impressed. and these tips are great- especially the shorts one. who would've thought you'd chafe. thank you for sparing us ;)

    xo Marlen
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  2. i made the shorts mistake for my first full marathon. not to mention also a midriff sports top, which allowed my belt to chaf all around. I was miserable for days. congratulations, what a way to support your mama!

  3. You are a rockstar. Keep going and play on ;)