Good afternoon! I hope you guys had a wonderful weekend! Here is a weekend re-cap and my half marathon plans!
We had a pretty relaxing weekend over here. Saturday we both worked and there was a fight on that Darin wanted to see so we headed over to Bokampers Grill. This place was awesome and every guys dream place to watch sports. They had a bazillion TVs hanging from every available spot.
Like a kid in a candy store
We sat outside on a covered patio which was over the water.
I had the Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos.
The overall flavor and texture of the tacos was good but I wouldn’t get them again. That sauce you see on top definitely tasted like they took the mild sauce from a Taco Bell packet and poured it on top.
We may have splurged and had the Fried Cheesecake. Holy deliciousness. So good.
Sunday was spent deep cleaning the apartment. I went by Target and picked up this little organizer. In Chevron print, of course- $7.99.
I also found this new hummus flavor while checking out the produce section- $2.99.
I love Sunday’s because I feel accomplished and relaxed at the same time.
After completing Fitnessista’s Summer Shape-up workout and almost dying on the 3rd round, Darin and I made our way to the local park for a 2 mile run.
It was the perfect temperature as the sun was setting and it had rained earlier in the day. I love this park nearby, the ponds and birds keep my mind occupied.
This morning started with a fresh bag of Nicaraguan coffee given to me by two of the best girls around.
I love it when the beans have fresh oils on them like this.
As promised I wanted to share with you my half marathon training plan. Last week my friend Alex and I signed up to run the 4 Bridges 1/2 Marathon in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I went to college in Cleveland, TN which is about 30 minutes from Chattanooga and I loved it there. Tennessee is beautiful and October is going to be the perfect fall month to run in Chattanooga.
I ran my first half- marathon last November, the Savannah Rock-n-Roll Half in honor and memory of my Aunt Nancy who passed away from Leukemia in April of last year. She meant the world to me and I wanted to run for her.
I can’t wait to run with Alex! She ran a marathon last year and I ran a half but we trained together in Atlanta. I do miss our training runs now that I’ve moved. Solo runs are no fun!
I’m excited to run another race and in a city I love! A typical half marathon (13.1 miles) training plan is 12 weeks. Mine is 11 weeks and I am only training up to 10 miles. This method worked for me last year. I may switch up days because the running group I’m looking to join has two training days and if I’m in town I will do my long runs on Saturday with them. I will share September and October’s plans with you as well!
My race time last year was 2:06 (9:30 pace) and I want to do a 1:50 (8:39 pace) this year. I will be so happy if I can make this goal!
Do you have any fitness or health goals for the year? Have you ever run a race?
Stay tuned for meal plans and a Healthy Granola Bar post later this week!