The Day I Became a Fierce Half-Marathoner

I signed up for my first half marathon when I completed my first 10k in June. After completing that race and crossing it off my 30 Before 30 list, I felt on top of the world. I wanted to give myself a new challenge – something I never imagined I’d be able to do. Hubster required a little convincing, but we signed up together and the date was set.

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30 Before 30: #29 Hike in a state park I’ve never been to.

It’s time to cross out #29 on my 30 Before 30 list!

The weather on Madeline Island was perfect for our trip. We knew that we had to rent mopeds and ride around the island, just like we had done when we were there four years ago. We rode into Big Bay State Park and decided to walk a trail that the gentleman at the rental store had recommended.

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30 Before 30: #6 Run a 10k

One of the things on my 30 Before 30 list was to run a 10k. There are some people for whom running comes naturally. They can easily run long distances with little to no training.

Ready for our 10k

It’s 5:45am and I’m ready to go!

I am not one of those people.

I have short legs and thick thighs. I train hard for months and fight for every single mile. We ran the Bellin Run in Green Bay over the weekend, and I am so proud to say that I did it! Here’s a little breakdown of the event.

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30 Before 30: #26 Tour a Winery

LMJ 30 Before 30

I’m crossing another thing off of my 30 Before 30 list! While in Paso Robles, California, for Fitcation ’13, I was able to tour not one but two wineries. Castoro Cellars was beautiful and hosts the annual Earth Day Food and Wine Festival. We also went to Halter Ranch, where we hiked up a steep hill to a giant old oak tree, walked through the winery and caves and got to put our feet up and taste some wine.

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