1. Alyssa

    This is so inspiring. I think it’s important to find that motivation. I used to run a lot and was in great shape, but then it just stopped being fun. Maybe I’ll have to try again! Thanks Meg!

  2. Lindsay

    When I ran my first half marathon, they said there were certain mile markers that are difficult for people to get over. 6 seems more difficult than 7, 8, or 9. Then 12 can seem easier than 12! Who knows! Keep up the good work! Running can be addicting. – Lindsay

  3. Sophie

    This has totally inspired me to hop on the running train!!! I love to work out but have never really become a runner but have always wanted to! Thanks!

  4. erin

    i just signed up for a 1/2 in june in SF and have no idea how to start training. like no clue. where are you getting your training info/schedule? help a non runner out! (i may have lost my mind btw but you are giving me hope!)

  5. lauren @ la petite fashionista

    so inspiring! i always said that i “wish” i liked running, but maybe I jsut need to get out there and do it!


  6. Morgan {Style Oyster}

    I think weather and just the overall attitude you have that day makes all the difference! I’m training for my first half also and I’ll run 6 miles like crap one week, then run the same 6 miles the next and shave 10 min off my time. It’s crazy…such a head game I think. And perfect running weather makes such a huge difference in my runs. Good luck with your half – you look awesome!

  7. Emily

    Congrats!! Isn’t it such a great feeling? Just saying ‘ I ran 8 miles ‘ feels so good, and that’s a great pace time, too.
    I’ve had a couple great runs in training for my 1/2 marathon that’s coming up in 4 weeks- and then there has also been a couple where I just think there’s no way I’m going to finish. But, when those happen, I just remember the day that I kicked 6, or 8 miles in the rear. 🙂

  8. Rachel Fackender

    Love all of your running posts, Meg! I just recently committed myself to a half marathon, and am now trying to pick the right training schedule and when to schedule 5K and 10K milestones. It is nice to have something to work towards! Do you recommend any eating habits that have worked for you?

  9. Erika // Radiant Republic

    Awesome, Meg! And thanks for the encouragement about running! I have never been a runner and, like you, do Crossfit and yoga. I’m doing my first 10k next month and Tough Mudder in June. I’m just starting my run training and your post couldn’t have come at a better time! Keep it up!

  10. Shay Lianna

    Good for you, that’s so awesome! I started running (halfheartedly, I will admit) about 2-3 years ago and I’ve never really gotten the hang of it! It’s really hard for me, and like I said, I’m really halfhearted about it. I go through waves of it being really, really good and then it’s REALLY bad. I’m feeling positive about it currently, though (and got new shoes that I LOVE), so I’m hopeful for spring! Your posts about your training keep me motivated to keep trying!


  11. Jamima @ Sweat Style

    That’s wonderful! Hoping you have many more runs like that. Keep it up!

  12. Becca

    Congratulations on the run! That is the best feeling! I have always been a runner, but never more than 3-4 miles at a time and just finished my first race–a 15k–earlier this year. Now I have my first half on Sunday and while I am super nervous, I am also so ready for that feeling of accomplishment! As far as health tips go, I would say the MOST important thing for me is to stay hydrated. Even weeks before the race I have been consciously drinking more water to ensure I am getting enough for race day. Good luck, love your posts about running! xo

  13. Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    Good for you Meg! When I was training for my half marathon, I found that some days just felt better than others. Feeling “good” or “less than good” did seem to be closely tied to how well I was taking care of myself in other areas (diet, the amount of water I drank, how much sleep I got, etc.), but I think it’s just part of the natural ebb and flow of your training. Good luck!
    PS. I always found that homemade Larabars were great fuel for my runs! I have a recipe on my blog.

  14. ashley

    i was just thinking tonight that i need some good new healthy snacks as well.
    a few of my favourites:

    celery with some sort of nut butter
    slices of apple, spread with almond butter, and sprinkled with hemp seeds and cinnamon
    mini cucumbers
    sea vegetable rice crackers with some type of cheese
    cottage cheese (occasionally mixed with pear)


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