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The Half-Marathon Diaries

I did it!  I DID IT! Woohoo! OK, I just had to get that out of my system. As you all know I have had major butterflies leading up to the big race last weekend.

And that's a wrap!

Staying hydrated during the race clearly won't be a problem! (Photo courtesy of John Herr) It’s the final countdown! Who is excited? I know this girl is!

Well here we are - race week! I've put in the miles and now I have to let myself taper, stretch and rest before the big day.

I can't believe we are less than two weeks away from the big run! I remember when I started training it seemed so far away. Now it feels like the time has just breezed by!

This past weekend I was able to do some serious multitasking.

Some foods can help fuel a healthy lifestyle by delivering energy and nutrients that are needed to support physical activity.

Since the beginning of my training I’ve been waiting for the other shoe to drop. While I was at The Biggest Loser Ranch I seriously injured my IT band.

Last week's long run was a 12-miler for me, just a mile shy of the race distance coming up!

Now that we are less than a month away from the big day, I thought it would be a great time to talk about treadmill training!

It’s crazy to think there are only three weeks left till race day! I’m happy to report that my runs last week went much smoother thanks to the absolutely gorgeous weather we got here in NYC.

I've been pretty diligent in my training so far, but last week it finally happened. I skipped a run.

I’m starting to find that some weeks are more eventful than others. This week was really smooth for the most part, but the main thing I took away from it was flexibility.

I’m feeling pretty great after last week because it was my taper week!  This is basically a week in your training plan where you decrease your mileage, giving your legs a chance to rest.

Another week goes down in the books! I can't believe I’ll be running this race so soon!

SPONSORED by FLORIDA GRAPEFRUIT One thing I forgot about as I started training was how hungry I would constantly be.

Week two – done and done. This week for me was all about logging the miles. I'm still in the beginning of my training so it's not a huge amount of miles yet, but it's still a lot of time.