Wednesday, October 30, 2013

1/2 Marathon for the Beginner!

I just completed my first 1/2 Marathon and you can't imagine the learning curve that came with it!
Here's everything you need from beginning to end in one place.

Now, all you need is the courage to start.

I used Jeff Galloway's Training Schedule he created for
They are 21 weeks long and VERY easy to follow, even for beginners

Everything you need to know about carb loading properly RIGHT HERE!
Don't make the mistake by eating one large spaghetti meal the night before . . . you WILL regret it.
Loading properly will guarantee enough glycogen stores to get you to the finish line.

(Order a full size small and leave the mask and boot covers at home)

Something you don't think about until you can't walk the next day and you've gained 10+ lbs of water weight.
First 72 hours HERE
Little more info HERE
All about Lactic Acid, DOMS, and the link to swelling HERE

You CAN do this!


2013 MP3 Playlist!

While prepping for my 1/2 Marathon and all the miles I've put in running the road 
I had to revamp my MP3 playlist

Here's my list of faves:

ROAR (Katy Perry)
Applause (Lady GaGa)
I Wanna Go (Britney Spears)
Stronger (Kelly Clarkson)
Drive By (Train)
Fabolous ft Jeremih
Mary the Night (Lady GaGa)
50 Ways to Say Goodbye (Train)
We Run the Night (Pitbull)
Remember When (Chris Wallace)
The Middle (Jimmy Eat World)
Catch My Breath (Kelly Clarkson)
Try (Pink)
People Like Us (Kelly Clarkson)
Kiss You (OD)
Troublemaker (Olly Mars)
Love You Like a Love Song (Selena Gomez)
Call Me Maybe (Carly Rae Jepsen)
Can't Be Tamed (Miley Cyrus)
Best Song Ever (OD)
Live While We're Young (OD)
Come and Get It (Selena Gomez)
Slow Down (Selena Gomez)
I Knew You Were Trouble (Taylor Swift)
Live it Up (Pitbull)
Girl On Fire (Alicia Keys)
Die Young  (Kesha)
Blow (Kesha)
One Thing (OD)
Feel This Moment (Pitbull)
We R Who We R (Kesha)
Still IntoYou (Paramore)
Treasure (Bruno Mars)
Runaway Baby (Bruno Mars)
Whataya Want From Me (Adam Lambert)
Cups (Anna Kendrick)
It's My Life (Bon Jovi)
American Girl (Bonnie McKee)
Safe and Sound (Capital Cities)
Everybody Talks (Neon Trees)
Good Feeling (FloRida)
Wild Ones (FloRida)
Some Nights (FUN)
We Are Young (FUN)
Animal (Neon Trees)
All Summer Long (Kid Rock)
Wrecking Ball (Miley Cyrus)
How We Do (Rita Ora)

Oldies but Goodies:
Be My Lover (La Bouche)
Holding Out for a Hero (Bonnie Tyler)
Eye of the Tiger
I Will Survive (Gloria Gay)
Thriller (Michael Jackson)
Rhythm of the Night (Cascada)
Gonna Make You Sweat (C+C Music Factory)
Beautiful Life (Ace of Base)
Tubthumping (Chumbawamba)

I find most of them on and use
to put them in MP3 format.

What are you favs?!