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How To Run a Marathon If You’re Not a Runner

How To Run a Marathon If You’re Not a Runner

Can you run a marathon if you’re not a runner?

Yes, yes, YES you can run a marathon if you aren’t a runner.

You can do anything you want to as long as your mindset is set right, that is the beauty of this world.

Hi, my name is Colby,

and I ran two marathons 48 days apart

and I am not a runner.

I am a marathoner, for sure, but I am not anything near what you picture when you think of runner.

What do I mean?

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All throughout my 2o years of life I have been a sprint athlete.  From soccer, to lacrosse, and my most focused sport: ice hockey, I thrived in sprint sports.  I built myself for power; I could kick a soccer ball 50 yards to the top corner of a net, and I could skate with speed back and forth across an ice rink for 45 seconds 50 times a game.

I have strong legs that I wouldn’t trade for anything.

After I suffered two severe concussions I moved away from team sports.  However, I maintained my strong legs and power through crossfit and weight training combined with interval cardio training.

Then, for no reason in particular, I signed up for my first marathon.

I found myself a nice training plan and got to work.  When I started the training, I had run no further than 5, maybe 6,  miles in years. OK, really EVER.  But, I didn’t care, I put my faith in the 12 week running plan and  got to work.

RELATED: 12 Week Training Plan: Operation Your Best Self

I love a challenge, I really do,

and I would be lying if I said running a marathon wasn’t a challenge.  But, once I set my mind to something, there is no way it is not happening.  So, I pushed through those long, hard, and often ungodly early runs.  The cold ones, the hot ones, the rainy onesI continued to do most of my strength training switching to body weight circuits closer to race day, but I focused mainly on my running.

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Post 18 miles

When a new distance came up, I took it on with zero doubt in my mind, and I accomplished it.  Before I even knew it I was running 14.. 18.. 20 miles with no problem.  My legs were still strong, my body hadn’t changed, but I was running…. far.

More importantly, I was in love with running.

No, I don’t have anything near what you think of when you think of a runner.  I don’t have skinnier, lengthy legs.  I didn’t grow up running, or honestly ever really enjoy running until now.  In fact, I have rather short, larger, strong legs.  But, I was running and that’s all that mattered.

I will never forget the one run I did that changed everything.

On my plan I had an 8-miler; however, I was so stressed with school, work, and my living situation, etc. that I ended up going for 18 miles almost without realizing it.  That was the first time I had run that far.  And, for me, that was the very moment that I realized….

anyone can run a marathon.

Seriously.

You don’t have to have ‘runner legs’ or have a ‘runner’s body’, whatever that may be, all you need is a runner’s heart.  

Trust me, it isn’t your legs that will carry you 26.2 miles, it is your heart. 

Everything is a choice.  If you want to run a marathon, or even a 5k, or essentially do ANYTHING, the only– read, the ONLY— thing that can fully stop you, is your mind.  Sure people and things can affect how you think about it, but nothing and no one can decide if you will, or will not, accomplish something except for yourself.  We are all our own worst enemies.  I am even mine– I can’t tell you the number of times I have told myself that I couldn’t do something, or doubted myself and then wasn’t successful.  WELL, no sh!t! The moment you self doubt, you put yourself at an extreme disadvantage.. that is simlpy how the subconscious works.

As soon as you decide that you want to do something, and then you commit yourself to accomplishing that thing, you will accomplish it.  No question.  YOU need to believe in yourself, nobody else can for you.

So, yes, I ran the Philadelphia Marathon (11.20.16) and the Disney Marathon (1.08.17) as my first two long distance races EVER.

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How did I do this?

Just like I mentioned above, I simply decided that I wanted to experience it, and take on such a feat.  I simply decided that I wanted to prove the multiple doctors who told me two years ago that I would never run again wrong.

The key is putting everyone and everything else aside and letting yourself take over your life.  

If you are still feeling skeptical, this is key to read: One of the most incredible parts of running these two marathons was the sheer amount of different people I passed, and even those who passed me.  I saw shorter and taller people, I saw smaller and larger people, and I saw younger and older people.  Essentially, I saw every type of person, and each and every one of them crossed that finish line.

So, please, say YES to yourself.

Here, I walk you through exactly how to accomplish this mindset.

ymycolby

RELATED READING

Ultimate Guide to Running Your First Marathon

What Nobody Tells You About Training for Your First Marathon

How To Get Through Long Runs

How To Run Strong in The Rain

 

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Intense Treadmill Workouts (60 minutes & 30 minutes)

Intense Treadmill Workouts (60 minutes & 30 minutes)

Fun treadmill workouts.

That’s something you rarely hear.  When I have to do my training runs on a treadmill, I am anxious for hours before hand.  I will never forget the time I had to run 15 treadmill miles at 5am before I worked at an event… I watched the news loop 3 times, and I had to restart the treadmill 8 times.  From that day forward I knew I had to find a way to make treadmill workouts better.  So, here we are!  I want to share two of my frequent treadmill workouts with you. One is 60 minutes and the other can be anywhere from 30 to 60 minutes depending on how many rounds you do.

Bonus: What Nobody Tells You About Training for a Marathon

Okay, I am going to stop scaring you now.  That was an extreme.  Really, treadmill running isn’t all that awful, it can just be let’s say… boring, at points.  BUT, don’t worry that is exactly why I created these two workouts for you.

Intense Treadmill Workouts

aka fun, non-boring, effective, time speeding up treadmill workouts

Whether you have 30 minutes, 60 minutes, or any amount of time in between, either of these will do the trick!

 

TREADMILL WORKOUT #1

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60 minute treadmill workout

 

TREADMILL WORKOUT #2

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30 minute treadmill workout

 

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Now, get running and enjoy these workouts.

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Ultimate Guide to Running Your First Marathon

Ultimate Guide to Running Your First Marathon

Running your first marathon is thrilling, nerve wrecking, tough, and simply amazing all in one 26.2 mile wide bundle.  When you cross that finish line and get wrapped in the foil blanket, the rush of emotions will hit you; you did it… you ran your first marathon, an accomplishment that comes once in a lifetime.

But, of course running your first marathon is not an one day endeavor, there are months of  mental and physical preparation.  A few days ago, I shared What Nobody Tells You About Training For A Marathon and now I want so share with you tips on training for and running your first marathon.

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Me, after my first marathon

The Ultimate Guide to Your First Marathon:

Tips on Training for Your First Marathon:

Build a killer playlist.

Use the 16-20 weeks that you are training to build a playlist that will motivate you on race day.  The last thing you want is to be throwing random songs together the night before your big day.  Aim for 4-5 hours of music.

Here is my playlist , feel free to do with it as you please.

Long runs are the most important.

Treat your long run days like you would treat your marathon day.  This means fueling for it the same way, and treating it mentally the same.  I suggest trying to do your run around the same time it will be on race day.  Also, keep in mind that your long training runs will be the most important, if you can’t do all of your runs for the given week, prioritize your long ones.  Check out some tips on getting through long runs.

BONUS: Tips on Running Strong In the Rain

Don’t give up everything.run

Training for a marathon should add to your life, it should not take away from it.   Yes your training is incredibly important, but do not put your life on hold.  Don’t say ‘no’ to all the opportunities with family and friends.  Don’t cancel plans the entire day after a longer run because you want your legs to recover. Yes, it is important to recover, but it is also important to live your life.  

Strength training is important, too.

I do not want you to head over to the gym and knock out a PR on your squat, but I do want you to keep in mind how important it is to strengthen your muscles.  Not only does strengthening assist in keeping your stride balanced, but it reduces the risk of many injuries. Exercises like planks, squat and press, and back extensions work the muscles that keep you balanced while running.  Start with these exercises.

It will be tough, but you are tougher.

You signed up for this race, somewhere inside you, even if deep down, you knew that you could do it, and you can.  When training runs get tough, think about that feeling you are going to have when you cross the finish line.

First Marathon Race Day Tips:

Have a mantra.

“You Make You” , “All walls have doors”, “Think strong, be strong, finish strong”.. here is a great list of mantras.  When you hit the wall, when miles get tough, having a mantra will help you through.

Take out your headphones.

If you are running with headphones on race day, take them out for a bit.  Trust me, I am all for that killer playlist, but hearing people you don’t even know cheering you on, and chatting with other runners is all a part of the experience. For me when I was struggling at certain miles, taking my headphones out and listening to the cheers helped me a ton.

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Nothing new on race day.

This is where I went wrong.  Do not, I repeat, do not, try anything new on race day.  All the way from what you eat for breakfast, to what kind of underwear you wear.  For me, I took Sudafed because I had a cold, which kindly left me extremely dizzy for 18 miles.  Don’t do it!

Remember your training.

You trained for this, you got this.  Stick to your training and you will finish strong.  It is most important to keep this in mind the first few miles of the race; you will have adrenaline and want to start off fast, but do everything in your power to start off like you would during a training run, you can always speed up later.

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Have fun with it.

This is your first marathon, an experience and memory you will have for the rest of your life, make it a good one! Cheer along with the fans, take the brownies when they are throwing them from the sidelines, read the posters people are holding up, smile, laugh… enjoy it.  And remember, you are in this first marathon to complete the 26.2 miles, speed does not have to be on your mind, just accomplish the distance.

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Now, I want to hear from you- Have you run a marathon? If so, what is your biggest first timer tip?  If not, where would you want to run your first marathon?

& remember, you make you

   ymycolby

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What Nobody Tells You About Training For a Marathon

What Nobody Tells You About Training For a Marathon

Marathon Training Tips

Yesterday, I ran my first marathon!  To be completely honest, as weird as is it, I enjoyed the marathon training 10x more than the actual marathon.  With the combination of the freezing temperature, and 30mph winds it was t.o.u.g.h.  I also am fighting a cold so I had taken Sudafed before running which left me feeling awfully dizzy at some (OK most) miles (note: don’t ever do that!!) Despite the unplanned resistance training (credz to @h3ath3rf3ath3r for the term) and my body not cooperating, I am beyond happy for the experience and beyond glad I did it! And I would  be amiss if I didn’t mention how blessed I am to have met so many amazing, like-minded individuals… peep Heather and Caroline!

I can truly say that I have grown to love the sport of running and this definitely won’t be my last marathon.  Congratulations to all the runners of the Philly Marathon, especially my friends Ron, Heather, Asja, Ross, Heather, and Caroline!

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Now, since I am sure you don’t want a full mile by mile recap and since I spent mile 8-18 thinking about this yesterday, here are a few things that nobody tells you about marathon training.

PREPARING FOR A MARATHON:

It hurts. It hurts in weird ways.  Parts of your body that you didn’t even know existed will hurt.  You may even get a sexy sports bra rash. But, that’s OK, if it didn’t hurt, you would be a super human.

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There will come days, where you will have to hop on a treadmill and run massive amounts of miles.  When I left school to work for a weekend in Baltimore, I ran 15 miles on a treadmill, watched the news loop 3 full times, and had to restart the treadmill 4 times.  It will be rough.  But, when you are done you will feel like you can conquer anything, and you CAN.

On the same note, there will be days that you have to  wake up or go to bed at ungodly hours in order to get your miles in.  But, that’s the price we are willing to pay.  You’re whole body and soul needs to be in it.change

Life doesn’t put itself on hold.  Yeah, maybe you ran 18 miles that morning, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to go to school, or work, and be on your feet all day. But, that’s OK, running a marathon is meant to add to your life, not take away.

You will know everything there is to know about your area, and all the ~cool~ trails, roads, and sites there are to see.run

The second day is the worst.  Sure, you may be sore and tired after that long run, but the next day…. that’s when it gets ya. Beware of ~the steps~.  But that’s OK, sore means you pushed yourself.

Your phone, or your ipod, will most likely die at one point when you need it most. But, that is also when you will grow the most. There is something beautiful in being so immersed in  the world.

The hunger is real. When you rev your metabolism that hard that frequently, you’re going to be hungry, ravenous maybe.  It’s kind of a struggle but at the same time wonderful  because you earned all that good food.

There is a point when the issue isn’t your cardiovascular system being tired, but your mind being tired. You will experience some of the mentally toughest hours you ever have, but nothing worth having comes easy.  I wrote an article on how to get through those tough long runs if you are interested.

There are times you are going to want to cry and times that you are going to be on top of the world. It is a roller coaster, but one worth waiting in line for.

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But, this is all OK, it is not meant to be easy.  It is meant to change you and to challenge you.  It is meant to give you a new perspective on life and your body. 

This is all OK, because the moment you cross that finish line will be one of the best moments of your entire life, and NOTHING can take that away from you.

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YOU MAKE YOU xoox,

Colby

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Roll With The Punches

Roll With The Punches

30 Day Blogging Challenge #30

Day thirty. Wow,  I made it without missing a single day! Want to know something funny though?  I almost couldn’t find the time to post today, LOL, but then it hit me that I can’t end like that.  Who ends like that? NOBODY.  That’s taking a huge L.  So here I am: fingers typing faster than I have ever seen them while simultaneously  shoveling chicken and roasted potatoes into my mouth.  It’s a good time, it really is.

BLOG + POTATOES + CHICKEN = IMPOSSIBLE TO BE NEGATIVE #AMIRIGHT

Here is my status right now, besides the chicken and potatoes, I have my very first marathon in Philly in 3 days, I woke up with an awful cold :/ , and my IT band is acting up.

I’m pretty nervous and a little upset but I don’t want to let that get in my way.  I’ve trained for 18 weeks, a little cold and slight irritation in my knee can’t stop me now.  Sure, I wish the cold could have come a week earlier, but it didn’t.  My knee could chill the f!ck out, but it’s not.

Sh!t happens, it does, that is life.  You have to roll with the punches.  

Most of you know, from reading my story, that the one thing I believe over everything is is that everything happens for a reason. No matter how bad something may seem in the moment, no matter how hard it may be to see the reasoning for something– I promise that it is there.

With every hurdle thrown into your path, you are presented with a choice.  Let it knock you down, or build up an extra bit of energy and hop right over it.  

Hopping over it is what I am choosing to do this Sunday.  I will run that course no matter what.  No, actually I will finish that course no matter what.  Me getting upset and frustrated  will just make it ten times harder on myself, so I choose to not do that.

You have the same choices, and I challenge you to jump.   Jump right into whatever you do.  Because when you let hesitation and ill feelings hold you back, you are missing part of the experience and opportunity.


Even though my challenge is over, I have fallen in love with the hobby of blogging, so don’t forget to keep checking back.  Especially soon for a marathon recap!

xoxox DON’T FORGET YOU MAKE YOU!

Colby

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Getting Back on Track

Getting Back on Track

30 Day Blogging Challenge #28

I have a marathon in 5 days. 5 days, holy shit. 

Do you want to hear something brutal?

From November 02 to November November 12, I was physically not able to run.  What do I mean? I mean I was put onto an antibiotic for an overseen stomach infection that got out of hand.  The antibiotic I was put onto is called Ciprofloxacin.  I couldn’t stomach more than white rice and chicken broth for those ten days.  The little fuel was not what was holding me back from running, what was holding me back was the incredibly high risk of rupturing my Achilles’ Tendon’s when running while taking Cipro.  While the risk is significantly high, there is no research that can help figure out additional factors that put you in the highest risk category so after talking to my parents and some doctors it was decided that running was simply not an option, rupturing an Achilles’ is the last thing any athlete wants.  There was actually talk of me not running my marathon on November 20, but that dispersed quite quickly after my input– I have been training for 18 weeks, I have given up too much to just give in.

Now, I am going to stop babbling and get to the main part of this article which is how to get back on track when unexpected hiccups hit you.  I’m fine now, I’m dandy… in whatever sense it can be.  Sure, the risk is still there for me, but I am off the abx so the chance of tendon rupture is significantly lower.  I’m just going to have to exercise listening to my body on race day and stopping if need be.

I want to share with you some of the things I did to get back on track, and some of the tips I got from friends.

Before I get started, I want to make one thing clear– these tips are not solely for getting back on track with training, these apply to all tracks you want to get back on.  

  1.  Be kind to yourself.  Don’t dwell on the fact that you were off the track at some point.  Move on. The longer you dwell, the more you are holding yourself back.
  2.  Don’t overdo it.  When you jump back in, do it rationally.  Do not try to make up for lost time by going in too aggressive.  Take it slow, think before you act, and listen to your body– it knows best. 
  3. Do not get frustrated.  Stemming from #2, do not get frustrated if you are not exactly where you left off, do not get frustrated that you can’t leap ahead.  Just because something isn’t optimal in your perspective, does not mean it is not beneficial and pushing you forward along your journey.
  4. Keep an open mind.  Things may,  or may not, have changed.  Your thoughts and goals may have changed.  Be open to the idea that your journey may be a slightly different path now based on how your thoughts have changed.  THAT’S OKAY.  The ability to change is the beauty in an adventure.
  5. Recommit.  Yes, there was a reason you were taken off the track for a bit, but now you are back so commit yourself to being back! If that means scheduling time into your day to focus on your goal, that’s what you have to do.  If that means taking a few moments each morning to remind yourself of where you are and where you want to be, that’s what you have to do.

Most importantly, remember the post I wrote a few weeks back called Turning Your Setbacks into Stepping Stones because your time off the tracks happened for a reason, everything happens for a reason.  The decision is yours to choose if you will come back stronger, or let it hold you back.

#YouMakeYou

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Running in the middle of the road // 30 Day Blogging Challenge #1

Running in the middle of the road // 30 Day Blogging Challenge #1

Yesterday, I was texting my mom “I want to do more for YouMakeYou® but I don’t know what to do”, and then I laughed (literally) as I realized I just wrote an entire post about not taking your own advice.  If I wanted to do more for YouMakeYou®, I should just do it.  I flipped my ‘but’ and said “I don’t know what to do, but I want to do more for YouMakeYou®” then I spent the next few minutes thinking about what I could do.  I truly do love to write (computer science engineering major, lol hi what) so I decided to take on a 30 day blogging challenge! AKA I will be writing a blog post everyday for the next 30 days.

ENTER DAY 1.

On Wednesday’s, I have to be in lab by 8am (+ time before to get my shit together to stop sweating after making the 15 minute hike over).

No joke.  So, I wake up around 5:30am to get my run in, PEEP marathon in 32 days.  I could do my run in the evening but I honestly love running before the sun comes up.  Sure, I wouldn’t do it every day, but once or twice a week… I look forward to it.  Here is why:

  1. There is hardly ever anyone on the road, aka I can run right smack dab in the middle of the street and feel like a bad a$$.
  2. There is no breeze like a pre-day breeze.  Is that a word? Is that weird? It is so clean, so fresh, so crisp.
  3. I get to be alone with my thoughts.  I love my ‘me time’, more accurately, I need my me time, as much as I love my friends and family, I could go days chillin’ by myself and be perfectly fine.  During the year I took off from school to heal myself, I was alone 99% of the time, I actually lived alone for a portion of it.  I went from that extreme, to now living in a house with over 40 girls, the other extreme– ‘me time’ is now less than rare, so on days like today where I am up before the other 20,000 people on campus, I am completely an utterly alone and I love it– running through the scarce streets of a campus so often dotted endlessly with people is refreshing and empowering.  Leading to number 4..
  4. I run without headphones so I am deserted from not only people but technology, and left solely with my thoughts.
  5. And, I can’t forget the stunning, clean, views of the sun rising.
  6. Cornell Sunrise

This is why I wake up before the sun.  I get to run up along side it.   It makes me feel strong, it grounds me and brings me back to who I am.  It tears me away from the flow of the world and people around me that is so easy to get caught up in.  It allows me to re-align with my soul.

I want to know:

What is your favorite time to run/workout? Leave a comment below!

I will see you tomorrow and remember YOU MAKE YOU!

xoxo,

Colby

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How to Get Through Long Runs // Marathon Training

How to Get Through Long Runs // Marathon Training

Marathon training has come! In just over 3 months I will be trotting my way through 26.2 miles in Philadelphia, PA. Will anyone else be? #letmeknow Whether your long run is 3 miles or 23, I know it can be challenging at points so I wanted to share some of my TOP SECRET tips with you 😉

TOP SECRET TIPS TO KILLING YOUR LONG RUNS

PODCASTS: If you have an iPhone, you can go to the Podcast app on your phone that is pre-installed and search just about anything and everything. Once you find some you like, you can download them via WiFi directly to your phone to listen to when you are out and running. Podcasts will run anywhere from a few minutes to over an hour. If you get one that you are really interested in, honestly the time FLIES. I actually accidently ran too far the other day because I was engaged in what I was listening to. Two of my favorites: Girl Boss, School of Greatness

Kind of dabbling with the idea of doing my own Podcasts soon! Thoughts?

SWITCH UP YOUR EVERYTHING: Your route, your terrain, your color socks, ALL OF IT. I know some people like to religiously stick to their route and I am not going to tell you that is bad. I think that is awesome, you’ve found something you are comfortable and happy with!  But, I also want to challenge you to switch it up every now and then. It is like a mind game. When you let yourself get too comfortable with the same thing, you may slack off without even knowing it, and even more… your body gets used to doing the same thing over and over, you may plateau and stop seeing benefits. You also miss out on the chance to stumble upon something new that you may like even more. By running to a new place, you also create a slight distraction from distance as you are taking in your surroundings!

One time I went on a new route and found MILES of new trails to explore….

GRAB A BUD. This is honestly probably the last thing I ever thought I would say. Run with a friend. I have always been an alone worker-outer. Yes, coining that word. I love to get in the zone and tune everything out besides myself and my workout. I love challenges, I love challenging myself, and I enjoy my one-on-one time to do so. However, this past summer I began working out with one of my best friends and my horizons expanded beyond imagination. I still love working out alone, but I no longer hesitate to work out with someone else when the opportunity arises. It adds some extra motivation, as well as distraction when needed.

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Actually, the last day I was in France I was pumped to get my workout in on the pier in front of my apartment right on top of the Mediterranean. I had my whole workout planned out and was ready to power through it. About 10 minutes in, a 15 year old boy who had been trying to workout himself nearby walked over and in the cutest little French voice asked if he could workout with me. I knew he would slow me down, but I said yes anyway and I still got my workout in and was able to make this little boy’s day; he was so proud of himself!

Stop thinking about how bored, or tired, or thirsty, or how much your legs hurt. Seriously, the second you let your mind admit to any of that it gets that much harder. Think about things that make you happy, what you are excited for, make up stories, do anything besides admit to being tired.

I make a point of mentioning this during every spin class I teach. At one of the toughest points, I will look at my class and say ‘Everyone smile right now, think about what makes you the happiest in the world, that is it.’ And I literally can see a second wave of energy hit every single rider. It is the power of the mind.. #YouMakeYou

Post 12 miles sweat && rolls (loud & proud): 


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What is your favorite song to run to? Mine is Run Boy Run by Woodkid

ALWAYS REMEMBER, YOU MAKE YOU

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Exciting News!!

Exciting News!!

2  pieces of exciting news actually, and in my opinion (IMO.. that’s a thing right?) they are of equal importance….

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This morning I became a Dunkin Donuts Perks member 🙂 & this LARGE coffee was freeeeee!  Which is slightly dangerous because who needs that much caffeine in such a short amount of time…..

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But, it was free, so I feel good about it.  I think that officially makes me a rewards member at 5 too many coffee shops.  Did I ever mention, I love coffee? No? Okay, well I do. FUN FACT!

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I have officially signed up for the Philly Marathon on November 20, 2016!!!!  This is me signing up while eating precisely half of an angel food cake– another fun fact, a whole cake is only 600 calories, so that makes half only 300 calories, WHICH is pretty much equal to one slice of real cake HENCEFORTH I only had one slice of cake #Logic.

I have never run a marathon before, let alone consider myself a runner; however, I signed up with one of my best friends, Heather, and we will be training && running through the finish line together so I am thrilled for the experience!  If anyone has any tips, or is also training for a marathon, let me know! #YouMakeYou together ?

I am actually intrigued to see what this is going to do for my body and mind.   For over 4 years now I have been lifting heavy and doing mostly HIIT/interval cardio training so this is a huge change for me.  This may sound strange but I have a feeling my body will welcome the ‘nice-ness’ of running and not jumping/throwing weights around all the time 😀 WE SHALL SEE, and I will keep you guys updated as training progresses.

Also, do you know what is crazy?  A little of a year ago, I was told that for the sake of my head, neck, and back I could never run.  HA take that post concussion syndrome (you can read my entire story on my homepage!).

26.2 MILES HERE WE COME.

 

           That is all for now, just wanted to update you!

ALWAYS REMEMBER: YOUMAKEYOU

xoxox,

Colby

PS What is your favorite place to get coffee, and what do you order?

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