I've actually attempted to plan for a couple other halfs (and one time set my sights on a full) since 2011, but they always fell through by reason of injury, bridesmaiding at weddings, etc. I did run a couple Ragnar Relays in the interim, and some 10Ks and 5Ks here and there.
I've been in a running slump since the Napa Valley Ragnar, and I needed something to get me in gear. So, I'm officially registered for the Western Pacific Half Marathon in early May! Following which, I will work on my trail running for the Ragnar Trail Tahoe in July.
I'm currently still in the "my lungs and calves want to die when I run a couple miles" phase, but I love knowing that I've been here before and that, yes, 13.1 miles is completely possible, I just need to focus on one day at a time and what I need to accomplish here and now. I am also daily reminded that increasing my running means I am a hungry beast and must eat multiple meals a day to balance the output. Today I made a roast, potatoes and carrots in the crock pot. It will feed me for about a week. #singlebenefits
Game on, new gray running kicks!