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Half Marathon Complete

Earlier today I finished the half marathon I attempted training for. I can’t say that I stuck to my training plan very well, but I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

The two weeks leading up to the race were probably some of the lowest mileage weeks of my life, but I guess it kept my legs pretty rested up for today. I honestly just wanted to finish, but I had a secret goal to run it in an hour and forty minutes. I am happy to say that I literally ran it in an hour and forty.

  
It was pretty chilly out this morning, about 30 degrees, which wasn’t my favorite weather, but my legs were numb the whole time which was kind of nice. It was semi windy out which was so annoying because it was always windy during the uphill.

Overall, I had fun during the race. I felt amazing from miles 1 through 9, and then there was a giant hill that made me so tired for the last 4 miles. I was so surprised that I was keeping 7:30 to 7:50 pace for the first 9 miles, so I didn’t feel too upset at myself for slowing up at the end.

  
I was lucky to have some friends, my sister, and my parents to watch me. It made me more excited to get to the next mile because of the possibility of seeing them cheering me on. And one even ran with me for a bit to the end of the race.

My stomach felt awful  when I was done, so that was terrible, but at least it didn’t hurt too badly during the race. Worst part of that was that I wasn’t hungry for the breakfast I ordered. Doing nothing the rest of the day and taking a nap cured me though.

  
I can’t decide if I want to do another half in May. I think it would be fun. It would be warmer which I like. And I have run it before and it is way flatter, so that is a possibility. If not, I plan to train for a full marathon in the future, but will probably get back to 5ks for awhile.

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I Love…

  1. Laughing so hard that I cry
  2. Smiling at strangers really big
  3. Walking home from class at night
  4. Being with my friends
  5. Coming home from college and seeing my family
  6. Walking and talking with my dog
  7. Knowing it is going to rain every Thursday
  8. When I feel like I could run forever
  9. Laughing at my own jokes
  10. How fruit is actually affordable during the spring and summer
  11. Starting and ending my day with oatmeal
  12. When my mom comes to visit me at school
  13. Singing to music all night with my roommate
  14. Remembering what I wore on pretty much every occasion
  15. Thinking about how fun my childhood was
  16. Seeing people I know in public
  17. Perfect high fives
  18. Listening to music from my middle school days
  19. Taking Facebook quizzes
  20. Vlogging in public
  21. Complimenting people
  22. When people say they have seen me running
  23. Wearing giant tie dye shirts
  24. Going to bed in freshly washed sheets
  25. Staying well hydrated
  26. Being happy
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Everyone Should Vlog

As some of you know, I have a YouTube channel with my roommate. We post vlogs each week and random videos as we film them. It is one of my favorite hobbies. I love filming my life and editing the videos. I wish everyone had a channel because I am probably way too curious as to what other people do each day.

Here are some super convincing reasons as to why everyone should have a vlog channel

  1. You have all of your favorite memories on video and it is really fun to go back and watch the older videos
  2. People may enjoy watching your videos
  3. It is like having your own TV show and YouTube is way more entertaining than TV anyways
  4. You can just talk to your phone/camera if you ever get lonely
  5. You get to know other people on YouTube through the comments and watching other people’s videos
  6. It is another way to share your ideas/lives with others
  7. It can inspire you to be more adventurous or do something fun each week