College is a time to enjoy life and challenge yourself in ways that you may not have the opportunity to do later on. With that being said, grab a few girlfriends and sign up for a
half marathon in a city near you! Yes, 13.1 miles sounds like a lot of miles to run. BUT I know that you can do it, and you’re gonna be so proud of yourself when you cross the finish line! Don’t know where to start? Let me help.
1. Recruit some friends.
Misery loves company. I’m just kidding!! This would be a fun thing to do with your best friend or just a group of your friends who are willing to take on this challenge with you!
2. Where do you want to train?
A gym and a treadmill works just find, but if the weather is nice, I definitely recommend running outside since the half marathon will take place outside and it’d help to get use to running on pavement/hills. Also, everyone could use a little more vitamin D, right?
3. Good Running Shoes
If you don’t have a good pair of running shoes, this may be the best excuse to buy a new pair that’ll support your feet! The last thing you want is to be uncomfortable or in pain after only the third or fourth mile! Sometimes you can find running shoes on sale during the season changes, since they’re getting in their new shipment! ASICS are my personal fave! They’re not always the cutest – but they get the job done!
4. A Running Plan
The internet is FILLED with running plans for 5k’s, half marathons, full marathons, you name it! Here’s one that I really liked!
5. Cute Workout Clothes
Okay, so maybe this isn’t really a necessity for running a half marathon, but it definitely doesn’t hurt anything! Stop by a Lulu Lemon or TJ Maxx and find some workout clothes that you’d feel comfortable running in! This may be just the motivation for you to get goin’! Hey, it’s an excuse to buy new clothes, right?
6. You’re ready to go! Good luck!