Another Half?

As Ryan and I drove to the gym this morning, I had no idea what I wanted to do once we arrived.

I’m in this weird limbo stage in my workouts right now. I have a lingering desire to sign up for the Women’s Half Marathon in St. Pete on November 20, which means I should continue running this week.

women's half marathon

I haven’t committed to the race just yet, but it’s definitely in the back of my mind. I figured I would give myself this week to do whatever I want workout-wise, and if I decide to run the race, I’ll do a longer run on Saturday and run a few times next week.

Should I decide to sign up, I’ll definitely be taking a laid-back approach to the race and won’t be running with hopes of beating my time at the Savannah Rock ‘n’ Roll half marathon. I’ll be running to simply enjoy the experience and the course. I really had a great time running in Savannah and since my body is already trained for a half marathon, I am really itching to do this race.


Today’s workout included a cardio hodgepodge that looked like this:

  • 20 min. elliptical
  • 10 min. stair master
  • 15 min. elliptical
  • 5 min. running
  • 5 min. incline walking

I was surprised that running actually felt fine! My leg soreness is dissipating a bit and while I didn’t want to crank out five miles, five minutes at an easy pace felt a-okay.

I rounded out my workout with some ab work before heading home for breakfast.


Today’s breakfast included two fried eggs, mozzarella cheese and Tribe red pepper hummus on a toasted whole wheat English muffin.

egg and hummus sandwich 014

egg and hummus sandwich 015

Egg sandwiches are so satisfying on a chilly morning.

The cool weather won’t last for long though… highs in the low 80s today.

I’m crossing my fingers that the cold front that’s predicted to come through Florida on Friday delivers! I love boot-wearin’ weather!


  1. Sara @ The Foodie Diaries says

    You’ve got the marathon bug! I say you go for it, ride the wave for as long as you can! I think it’s amazing that you’re ready to do another half so soon after your last one. You rock 🙂


  2. says

    Half marathons sound so fun, Julie!! Oh no~you’ve turned into a marathon monster now 😉 haha. And guess what, you got me addicted to Muenster cheese. It’s like, the perfect tang and smoothness!


  3. Kailey says

    Omg DO IT! I ran the women’s half in scottsdale this past weekend. It was so much fun & I will definitely be running it again next year.


  4. says

    You have inspired me to start training for my first half marathon. I’ve always enjoyed running, but I’m just nervous and don’t know where to begin. Where did you get your training plan? Are there free ones? Thanks for your awesome blog, I love to read!


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