Half-marathon training: A deployment bucket list item

I’ve officially completed the first week of half-marathon training.


For the third time.

I have no idea why I have such a problem with training plans! I honestly think the longer distances scare me. Especially when it’s 100 degrees here. Oh, and these hills don’t help either:

I’m 11 weeks out from the half-marathon. So, it’s GO time. There’s no more time for waffling. Thank god for my friend Jenny who has been coaching and cheering me on from Wisconsin. But, I figured blogging about it would give me an extra level of accountability. Plus, this is a deployment bucket list item!

And it’s not like it’s just ANY half-marathon. It’s the Marine Corps Half-Marathon at Camp LeJeune. It’s kind of fitting for my first half-marathon.

But, not only THAT, but I’m raising money for a very awesome organization that supports wounded warriors with holistic health and wellness – Semper Fi Health & Wellness. I’ve met the amazing coaches who do this work and I love them! They were trained at the same school I was and I think their mission is first-rate. And they’re doing AMAZING things with wounded warriors. Check out their FB page for some awesome stories & photos. If you feel so inclined, please donate – this wonderful group of people work with all branches of military. You can click on the link on my homepage in the right hand corner or here.

With that said, I’m ready to start week 2. My running mantra for this race: Just finish. Don’t die.  



  1. Kate
    Twitter: tips_homefront

    Good for you! I am going to run my 5th half in October. Running those races gives me something to work towards. It is the best high when you cross the finish line and think about how far you just went. I wish you luck and look forward to reading about your progress :)!

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