Thursday, April 5, 2012

Run, baby, run!

Are you a runner? For about the past year or so, I've dabbled in running. When your husband is an Ironman, it's hard to feel excited about having run a 5k in thirty three minutes. ;)  Despite that, I'm buckling down and getting serious, y'all!  I've committed myself to running a 1/2 marathon later this year and I have begun some training that will gradually get me from barely huffing and puffing out two miles to running 13.1 miles with ease.  Okay, maybe not with ease, but I should at least be able to finish! =)

Green skirt: Old Navy, thrifted ($4)
Mustard tank: Target ($10)
Chambray Shirt: Gap, thrifted ($4)
Sandals: A Boutique in New Orleans ($10)

You know what I notice about running?  It's so incredibly difficult to get up when my alarm goes off at 5:00 a.m.!! But if I can just make myself get out of bed, I never regret it.  I feel so accomplished after running first thing in the morning. 


And as an added bonus, getting up so early allows me to have quality quiet time with my Bible, which is the best way to start my day! =)

So, do y'all have any tips for running a 1/2 marathon? 

I'm linking up today with The Pleated Poppy and Transatlantic Blonde!

33 comments:

Lindsay said...

I love running! Running my first 10K in less than 2 weeks. I've considred a half marathon but training seems daunting w/ a 2 year old who demands Momma's time 24/7, so we'll see.. Someday :) A good playlist is my only running tip, oh and love the green skirt!

Nicole said...

That's so excited to have started running! And to be able to run a 5K in 33 minutes is huge! Well, I know it is for me... :-)

Good luck with your training! That's so exciting! Is the hubby excited, too?

Peggy said...

Good for you! I agree, if I can make myself get up early, I never regret it! Love your thrifty finds!

thecoffeehouse said...

5k in 30 is really good, i promise. i would love to run more, but my lab would rather walk. i don't get it. and also a shout out to your ironman husband (also very cool).

Emily said...

Love your outfit and I am a new follower!
Creamy

Callie said...

Running is wonderful! Though I never have the time I'd like ti. I've always try to motivate myself to get up for early runs, but it just never happens. I'm so glad that it works for some people though. I might have to try again sometime.

Anyway, really adore this outfit, Tiffany! The green skirt is perfect for spring. And I love how you tied the chambray shirt over the top - it's such a casual and fun touch. Lovely outfit!

rlutz said...

1/2 marathon...very impressive. I longest I have done is a 10K. Love the denim all tied up with the springy green skirt!!

Lynne DeVenny said...

Of course I want your skirt :)

Running always feels good to me after the first five minutes and then afterwards. It's just getting started that hurts :P

The Suburb Experiment said...

That's so cool! I envy runners but it's just not my sport. A 1/2 marathon is an amazing goal.

I like the denim and green. Very pretty!

Jenn
The Suburb Experiment

Elizabeth said...

The color of this skirt is amazing! Unfortunately I have no advice to offer in the 1/2 marathon area haha.

xo, -Elizabeth

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Style-Delights said...

Love your look!! Great skirt! I love to run, did my shamrock 8k Last year in Chicago, hopefully someday half marathon:-) or may be full!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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Bravoe Runway said...

I used to run in undergrad but I was starting to feel the pain in my knees so I had to stop. Good luck with the 1/2 marathon training and love that skirt!

Gracey at Fashion for Giants said...

Good for you! I'm not a runner, but I totally support runners and other athletes. For example, I love the Olympics. So. Yeah.

Laura {a spoonful of joy} said...

i'm an AVID morning runner and it's the best way to go in my opinion... after a quick run i don't even need a cup of coffee to wake me up! (but, i'm also naturally a morning person anyway...)

the first time i did a half marathon, i remember by mile 12 i was DYING but i did finish. a few months later i did another half and felt great so don't give up! :)

Capsule Contents said...

Love your green skirt...I'm beginning to "dabble" in running as well; though I think my first commitment is going to be a 5K, haha. Good luck in your training!

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

i love that skirt, so pretty.

silvergirl said...

no tips from this girl
i hate running with a passion!!
cute green skirt you have going on here
brett

Shea said...

Sorry, I can't help you--the only way I'm running is if someone's chasing after me with some sort of weapon! But that's awesome to have a goal to work toward, I know you can do it! And you look adorable in that green skirt by the way!

Tinfoil Tiaras said...

I was over ambitious last year and signed up for the 10K which was ridiculous because I hate running...so I ended up selling my race bib. I'm a climate controlled, group exercise gym gal but really respect runners- you go girl! LOVE this outfit- yellow, green and blue are such great colours. Happy Easter Tiffany!

Francesca said...

love this look and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
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Laura said...

In Valencia we have a few popular marathons through out the year where everybody can participate and everybody receives a prize: usually oranges and a T-shirt.

Melaina25 said...

I only run if I'm being chased so no help there! Love the green skirt though :)

Frannie Pantz said...

OMWords I hate running! I stink at it and I am a major wuss. But I do admire those that can run! Go girl! I love this skirt too! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog!

Sarah Stright said...

I have no tips because I hate running. But I always admire those who love it and wish I was one of them :) Good luck to you!!
xo,
Sarah
www.comingunstitched.com

Kish said...

I have no tips, but I will root you on...Go, Baby, Go!!!!

You're wearing that adorable skirt that I love...

Erica said...

I'm doing my first half marathon this year too! And yes it is so hard to wake up early to run, but it feels so nice. I'm impressed you wake up at 5 - way to go!

Jessica said...

I love running! Good luck with your 1/2 marathon! It's such a natural high to actually run a race! I also love your skirt and your sandals! -Jessica

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Kassi said...

I need to find the motivation you have. I am not much of a morning person! I ran a few 5ks last year and that was tough enough. Good luck with the half-marathon training :) You look so cute - love that flirty green skirt!

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Laura Go said...

oh em gee I suck at running. A LOT. And I wish I didn't. I'm uncoordinated and I also get bored very quickly. poopy, I know.

I totally LOVE this skirt, Tiffany! the color and the hemline are adorable!
♥ laura
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Tara said...

Oh, wow...that's such a great goal! I got into running after Brigid was born, and I got up to the 5K level, before the early morning runs lost out to more sleep. Which is too bad, really, because I was enjoying it. Maybe I can follow your training progress, and it will kick me back into the swing of things :)

oomph. said...

good for you, tiff! i am definitely not a runner...i get shin splints too easily, lol! but i love to exercise, and ANY exercise is good exercise. keep it up! this is a pretty green skirt. i like the crochet trim detail.

[oomph.]

Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

You can do it! I love that skirt. Great color combination (green, yellow and blue).
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Fashion By Alicia said...

That is awesome! Good luck with your training. I am not a runner (due to back issues) but I have been walking three times a week and plan on walking my first 5K next weekend.