My name is Mindy, and I started this blog to document my training for my first half marathon. I actually started training in August 2011 for my first half marathon in September 2012. Part of my decision to train for a marathon stems from my desire to get in better shape for our May 2012 wedding.
A little background about me: I am 32 years old and I have never considered myself a runner. I have a rapid heartbeat (resting rate is 90-100 bpm) and I also get heart palpitations very easily. For example, I can't have caffeine or any kind of stimulant. I tried drinking a Red Bull once. It wasn't pretty.
I also have a deviated septum and severe environmental allergies. I can't seem to find a medication that works for me, so I struggle with my allergies on almost a daily basis.
I will be honest - these two hurdles make training difficult. I often get palpitations while I'm running and need to slow down. Sometimes running causes severe sinus headaches, cutting my runs short. BUT, I am inspired by people who can overcome much more severe roadblocks to reach their goals, so I am determined to try my best.
Thank you for following along with my journey to better health and fitness!