About a month ago one of my best friends Jackie & my neighbor Steph texted me because they wanted to sign up for the Nike Women's Half Marathon in San Francisco this October.
It is a lottery...tens of thousands of women sign up for it and use a random lottery to get picked.
Jackie & Steph wanted me to sign up with them as a "group" because you have a better chance of getting in as a group rather than an individual.
I laughed when they asked me to join their group because I haven't gone running in 10 years.
That's right....I haven't been running in 10 years.
But, since they needed a 3rd person to be in their group, I said "sure", I will sign up.
(I only agreed to do it because the chances of us getting in were slim. I didn't REALLY think we would get in)
Well...imagine my surprise when I got this email a few days ago:
We got in. I couldn't believe it.
So, this October I will be doing a half marathon in San Francisco.
Have I mentioned that I have NEVER run a half marathon before?
Have I mentioned that this half marathon is VERY hilly?
Have you been to SF before?
SO. MANY. HILLS.
From what I have heard, this course is pretty brutal and they recommend that you do cross training & run hills to prepare for this race.
WHAT WAS I THINKING?!?!?
So, this is where I need your help!
Are any of you runners?
Have any of you run a half marathon or a marathon?
Are there any good online training programs you recommend?
Any other tips?
But, first things first....today I need to go out and buy some running shoes since I don't have any!
I have 96 days to get ready for 13.1 miles.
I'm trying not to freak out.
Seriously...what have I gotten myself into?