The Miracle Diet Worked!

Despite being on a pretty intense cleanse, and despite being nervous about not training enough (for various reasons- exhaustion from the cleanse, getting sick twice during an already short training period) the San Diego Half Marathon last Sunday was a great running success! I set a new PR averaging 8:46 minute miles.

YEAYER. YOU HEARD ME. UNDER 9 MIN MILES BABY. THAT’S 31 SECONDS BELOW MY PREVIOUS PR. TOTALLY IMPRESSED?!?! YOU SHOULD BE.

Not to mention, as you can see, I was able to keep my spirits high (at least when I saw the camera).

Personal fitness rule #1- never make it look hard. (Even if you’re secretly screaming inside)

I just made up that personal fitness rule. I kinda like it. Maybe I should keep it.

Taking a body breather for a couple days to recover and soon I’ll hope right back into training for the next race.

Oh, and wait til you hear about the ridiculousness the next race will be. I already want to cry…

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Let’s hope it’s a miracle diet…

I’ve got a race coming up in less than two weeks. It’s another half marathon. I’m actually really excited about it because I love races and half marathons especially. But I’m more apprehensive than last time because, well, I haven’t gone for a long run in over three weeks.

I took a week off after my last run. Then I skipped a long run because of my schedule. Then I skipped another because of sickeness. Then another because of my schedule. And now we’re at two weeks out, and I have yet to run more than five miles.

I’m starting a pretty serious diet/cleanse on Thursday, so I’m hoping it’s a special magical miracle diet that magically makes me much better at running distances.

Right now, that seems to be my only hope.

I’ll let you know how it goes.