I don’t know about you, but I’m feelin’ 27

Friday marked my last day in my “mid-twenties.”  I officially turned 27, which I consider “late twenties.”  I have officially hit the point where a birthday is just another day.  There’s nothing special that my age brings me (ability to buy porn or tobacco products, booze or rent a car).  

 

26 was an exciting year.  I made great strides in my health and fitness, completing 4 half marathons, 3 within 22 days, and developed some killer biceps.  I graduated (FINALLY!) from Missouri State University.  I got engaged!  All big things.  

 

27 promises to be even better.  I’m in the middle of wedding planning (it totally sucks, if you’re wondering).  I’ve started a new job where I actually put my education to use.  It’s hard and it’s going to be a lot of hard work but I’m so thankful to have a supportive fiance and family there for me while I’m building my client base and getting better at what I do.  

 

I’ve decided to make 27 the year I run my first marathon!  I’ve written my training schedule out in my planner, picked out a half marathon race for said training schedule (coming for you, Little Rock Half Marathon!).  All that’s left to do is actually register for the marathon.  It’ll be happening soon.  My training plan starts the last week of the year.  How unfair is that?  

 

I’m excited at the prospect of training for a new distance.  I think it will help keep me focused and grounded during the craziness of wedding planning.  It will also force me to stay concentrated on my diet and exercise.  Nobody wants to go into a marathon an undertrained mess.  I’m also just ready for it.  Ready to say I’m training for it.  Ready to say I did it.  Ready to see where my body takes me.  

 

Did I mention I’m having my mom and maid of honor plan my bridal shower around my marathon weekend?  I’m sure you’re not surprised.

 

Do you set goals for yourself when you have a birthday?  Do you just let the year take you where it will?

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  1. Sarah @ Free To Run
    Sep 10, 2014 @ 13:46:10

    I just got married so I totally understand where you’re coming from. Wedding planning is pretty much the worst. I think the wedding industry as a whole is compiled of a bunch of sadists. I’m kidding, of course, because I definitely had wonderful vendors, but the process is overwhelming, especially for those of us who are fairly practical people. I actually wish I had gotten more into running before I got married, because I think I would have had a lot more help from endorphins to get me through that process. And don’t get me wrong – some parts are definitely fun – especially the closer you get to the big day. I found the first couple of months to be the most challenging.

    That said, congrats on training for your first marathon and getting married. Both days will get here before you know it and I bet training will keep you focused and positive. The wedding will be beautiful and you’ll feel absolutely amazing when it’s all said and done. It sounds like the next year is going to be an exciting one! Cheers!

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