Yup, it is true!! After 2 months of waiting for plantar fasciitis to be healed enough, the day finally came when I could start pounding the pavement to that glorious rhythm of running!
24 Weeks to Half Marathon
My goal is to run the Valley Harvest Half Marathon, on Sunday, October 11th, 2020 in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. 21.1km.
2 Weeks of Exercise
This was a hodgepodge of walking, indoor cardio exercise, landscaping and on the very last day….A RUN!!!! It was a test run – to see how my foot would handle it. I was like a rearing, wild thoroughbred at the gate – ready for take-off… It was raining, but that added to the adrenaline of being back out, running again!! It was difficult to stop, but I had to honor my foot.
Michael and I truly enjoy exercising together to Body Project’s low-impact, high cardio videos! Click here to try one!! The videos are free – on YouTube, and are intense workouts!! Especially the standing abdominal and squat sets!!!
It has been a LONG two months of not running. Running is the one activity where I truly face myself – push myself – and overcome my mind that wants to stop running, or my body that wants to stop (when my physical health isn’t an issue) from fatigue. I push through the thoughts and fatigue, to strive towards my goal!
Starting back, I’m going to pace myself. I’ll start with a minimum 1km morning run, every second day, adding a bit more distance each time. I’m so excited!!!
Never stop working towards a dream!!!
Half Marathon Training – 2020
Half Marathon Training – Week 1 – In Total, 30km Goal Achieved
Half Marathon Training – Week 2 – Goal – 6km Achieved
Half Marathon Training – Week 3 – Goal – Each Run Holding at 6km Achieved – Goal of Speed Increase Not Achieved
Half Marathon Training – Week 4 – Goal – Long Run – 7km, Holding at 6km & Speed Increase – Achieved!
Half Marathon Training – Week 5 – Goal – Long Run – 8km, Finding My Pace – Achieved!
Half Marathon Training – Week 6 – Goals – 9km & Yoga Achieved – Week of Mishaps – Yup!
Half Marathon Training – Week 7 – Plantar Fasciitis Halts Running – So I Bought a Bike!
Half Marathon Training – Week 8 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running, The COVID-19 Pandemic & My First Time Spinning!
Half Marathon Training – Week 9 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running, Adapting Exercise Habits During These COVID-19 Days With Indoor, Low Impact, High Cardio Exercise & We Bought a Bike!
Half Marathon Training – Week 10 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running & Finding My Exercise Groove During These COVID-19 Days
Half Marathon Training – Week 11 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running: Indoor Cardio & Outdoor Fun
Half Marathon Training – Week 12 – Plantar Fasciitis Continues to Halt Running; Stress & Anxiety & The Body
Half Marathon Training – Week 13 – No Running. Week 14 – RUNNING!!
Half Marathon Training – Week 15 & 16 – Getting My Groove Back
Half Marathon Training – Week 17 – My First 10Km!
Half Marathon Training – Week 18 – My First Race!
Half Marathon Training – Week 19 – ‘Till I Collapse Kinda Week!
Half Marathon Training – Week 20 – The Significance of Music
Half Marathon Training – Week 21 – The Importance of Stretching and Laughter
Half Marathon Training – Weeks 22-24 – Badass and Heart Centered
Half Marathon Training – Weeks 25-27 – New Sneakers, Warrior Walk & Gluteus Medius
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I am so thrilled for you Stephanie that you are back to running!
Such great news!
There is no stopping you now!
Run, run, run!
It is so much fun! (not really fun but had to do a little rhyme. LOL )
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Love it!!!! Thank you Margie!!!! 🏃🏼♀️🏃🏼♀️❤️❤️❤️
Stephanie, you must be beyond joyful today, Joyful Stephanie!
I am cheering you on, always! 🙂
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Great news Stephanie. Welcome back!
Thank you Linda!!!!! ❤️🏃🏼♀️❤️🏃🏼♀️❤️🏃🏼♀️ Someday…we will have our run together!!!!
Well done! I know how awful plantar fasciitis is so I’m glad you’re on the mend.
Thank you!!!! ❤️🏃🏼♀️🌼🙏🏻