Training for a 1/2 Marathon!

WOW it is HOT!! This weekend a bunch of girls and I went camping. Mind you we had this on the calendar a month in advance! The first night we stuck it out and slept in the 90 degree weather. On Saturday we went on a float trip down the Skunk River. Seven cheery and excited ladies started the journey while seven tired and burnt ladies left the float haha. Needless to say we did not spend a second night. Next time we will be camping in the fall, but memories sure do last a lifetime.

It has been miserable running weather, but Megan and I have decided to train for a half marathon and we need all of you to help us stay motivated. I have decided what better time than the present to compete?

half marathon

Above is the training schedule. Ideally I would like to be ready by early spring. We have completed week 1. Week two is a maintenance week but it will be a very good opportunity for my muscles to recover. I have never ran more than 6 miles and I am feeling a little nervous.


My daily routine has morphed to accommodate my training schedule. I am realizing that I have to make running a major priority if I plan to run 13 miles. Both my eating and mental habits need to improve.

I am working to live an 80/20 lifestyle. Eating healthy 80% of the time and splurging the other 20%. It is all about training my mind and body to have self control.


Eating healthy doesn’t have to be a chore. This week we made a shrimp and fruit salad with a lemon dressing. The salad was a recipe that I found on “Iowa Girl Eats.”


The next day I used the left over ingredients to make a simple salad with shrimp and avocados.

Stay tuned for updates on all things Farm, Faith, Fitness, and Food related!


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