Well, it's official. I have signed up for the AMR 13.1 Challenge - Nuun Year: No Limits.
The $100 has been paid and today I've announced it on social media and my blog.
No turning back now. :)
I thought about doing the 10K challenge just to make my 10K nice and strong, but I really wanted to do a half marathon this spring. So, I figured this was a good way to get some awesome training and get that race done. I know I can run 10K; 13.1 miles is a little more work.
This will be my second half marathon and the only reason I'm a little nervous is the niggling knee pain. However, I talked it over with my husband last week and made the decision to go for it. It is a challenge after all, which means it will be work. My pain has never gone above a 2 on a scale of 1-10, so it's not like I'm facing knee surgery. Since I don't plan on facing knee surgery I will take care of it.
This challenge offers a sweet looking swag bag at the beginning of the training full of all kinds of goodies to help us along on our training. Plus, there is a special challenge group set up on Training Peaks and Strava and regular emails from a running coach with hints and tip and to answer questions over the 15-week plan.
Towards the end of the training a t-shirt and medal will be sent out, just in time to wear the shirt to my race and wear the medal afterwards. :)
You can read all about the challenge by clicking here. If anyone decides to join this challenge let me know. I'd love to find out a fellow blogger is doing the same challenge.
You can also look me up on Strava as MyNewEnding and I believe by the same on Training Peaks. I've never used anything other than my Garmin and Map My Run for my running, so I have some to learn about those two apps being used during this plan.
I'll be posting weekly updates about how the training is going. The race I hope to run is on May 16th and I'll post when I've officially signed up.
In the meantime, thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend! I'm hoping for some good weather so I can get out for a run tomorrow while my teens watch this little miss we've been babysitting.