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Training: Weeks 10 & 11

 Did you think I quit? Nope, I just haven't had time to blog. Weeks 10 & 11 went really well overall, and I'm currently feeling strong. However, I only have three more weeks of training before I enter the two-week taper (a slow down period before the race). 

Three weeks? I know I've come a long way, but I cannot believe training is coming to a close already. "Trust the training" is my mantra these days, reminding me that if I put in the work, I will reach my goals. With a crazy busy work and home life right now, it's all I can do to squeeze in my runs ... But I know I need them to keep my sanity.

So even though I haven't had time to write much, I have had time to take pictures! Here's a look — literally — at my last two weeks of half marathon training.

The start of my first 9-mile run in Angola. This trail treated me well for two weeks.

Kyle and I after finishing Color Me Rad in Fort Wayne. He RAN his first 5K, and I am soooo proud!
After Color Me Rad, we jetted to Toledo for a matinee of "Wicked." I cried through "Defying Gravitiy" because I feel like it's my training theme song.

My new obnoxiously bright shoes from Bill's Locker Room. When running my second 9-miler, a man walking by said "I could spot those shoes from a mile away!" Precisely the look I was going for, sir.
Chews and pepper spray: For when your runs are getting longer, and the mornings are getting darker.


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