Training for a 1/2 Marathon

So my mom’s doing it. My sister’s doing it. Her boyfriend’s doing it. My brother and sister-in-law are doing it. My other brother and sister-in-law are doing it. And now… my husband. They’re all in training for SOMETHING! (And that something is a freaking 1/2 IRONMAN!)

I like to say my training for the last 5 years has been being pregnant and chasing 4 boys around… but as Henry’s about to turn 2 years old, and I’m still in that should-we-or-shouldn’t-we-try-for-another-baby-right-nowI figure now’s the best time to do this. Now’s the time to get my body moving and training and GO-GO-GOING!

I’m training FOR REAL this time for a 1/2 marathon. I was so bummed that I couldn’t participate in the Eat. Blog. Run. relay because of a family function… so I set my sights on something in Rhode Island that I could be here for. So Sunday, May 2nd… I’m running the Cox 1/2 Marathon with one of my girlfriends. I’m gunning to cross the finish line… crawling or not.

Considering my son asked me if I was pregnant on Saturday (I’m not, but if you’ve had multiple kids you know there’s an awful pouch that not even 1000 sit-ups a night can get rid of – or at least I’m trying)… I thought to myself, that’s the EXACT KICK IN THE BUTT I need to get myself moving again. It’s not fun being asked if you’re pregnant (when you’re not)… by your son.

So… it’s 9:30PM… and I just came upstairs from my treadmill clocking in 3.25 miles. Done. My one stipulation – I needed to be done by Housewives of NYC. And chips and guacamole needed to be waiting for me on the coffee table.

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  1. 3.19.10
    Dad said:

    Go for it Audge! I know you can do it!

  2. 3.19.10

    Love it, so proud of you! xoxo

  3. 3.19.10

    Go Audrey! I’ll be thinking of you that weekend! xo

  4. 4.19.10
    Andrew Handfield said:

    Way to go Audrey! Stumbled on the site, and glad I did! Nice to see someone from town also training. I am working up to my first 1/2 marathon, and hoping to run Boston in 2011!

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