Outside Katrina’s Kitchen | My First Half Marathon

I ran my first half marathon. You can too. If you’ve been following In Katrina’s Kitchen on Instagram you are probably tired of seeing pictures of my running shoes. Here’s the story.

First Half Marathon Training | In Katrina's Kitchen

Well I did it. I ran 13.1 continuous miles. And I survived. This is a LONG post with lots of pictures if you’re into that sort of thing. If not then you can just scroll to the end for a $200 Albion Fit giveaway. There’s not a pop quiz at the end.

So many of you started this journey with me when I ran my first 5k race in May 2012. That was such a big deal for me. In my training for that race I remember laying in bed the night before I was supposed to run for 20 minutes. I was out-of-my-mind nervous and filled with self-doubt. I don’t like trying new things beyond my comfort zone. Imagine my surprise when I ran that 20 minutes without walking and went on in the coming weeks to run 3 miles!

First Half Marathon Training | In Katrina's Kitchen

I don’t know what happened to me this past February but I got this CRAZY idea to run a half marathon. I found a reasonable 12 week training plan, sent a text to my husband saying that I was going to need some extra me time, and I started running. I remember the confusion I felt when I heard people talking about long runs, race pace, tempo runs, intervals, and fuel belts. How and when was I supposed to hydrate? What is Gu? I need to consume calories while I’m running? What?! As I marked those days off of my schedule I looked at each weekend long run with doubt. Then came the day I had to put my money where my mouth was and register for the race. I think I was only up to about 5 miles at that point and I was still very emotional about the whole thing. I literally cried after I hit submit on that registration website. I was scared, and nervous, and beyond excited.

First Half Marathon Training | In Katrina's Kitchen

Could I run 6 miles? Could I run 8 miles? Surely I could not run 10 miles without stopping. I remember very specifically the day of my 7 mile training run. It was a horrible run. I looked down at my garmin watch at what I thought was surely the 6 mile mark and I hadn’t even hit 5 miles. I wanted to quit. I wanted to cry. I held back tears. I was mad at myself for thinking I could run 13 miles. I was mad at myself for being mad at myself. I was mad that it was 30° out and I was freezing cold but also sweating. Every runner talks to herself during runs and I had to tell myself the shut up. Just shut up. I had to shut myself up and move past that self doubt. I had made this choice and there was no way I was quitting now. I tried to think of training for this race as a gift to myself. I was giving myself the gift of running- a sport I actually love. I still felt pretty defeated at the end of that run but I came out a new person. I’ll be honest, the following week I was nervous to try and tackle 8 miles and I was messaging with my friend Cindy (daily!) for her running wisdom and inspiration. You know what? It was an amazing run and I never looked back. 

First Half Marathon Training | In Katrina's Kitchen

When I made the decision  to train for a half marathon you can be sure all that anxiety came back along with a whole lot of WHAT IFs…

What if life gets too hectic and I can’t fit my runs in?

What if my knee acts up again like last Fall?

What if I can’t find babysitters to watch my kids during my long runs?

What if I don’t know what to eat or drink?

What if people laugh at me?

What if I wimp out and quit training?

What if I cry?

What if I’m too slow?

What if I need to use the bathroom?

What if I come in last place?

What if I can’t physically run my body for 10 miles?

For 11 miles?

For 12 miles?

For 13 miles?

What if I can’t finish the race?

What if I can | www.inkatrinaskitchen.com

 

But WHAT IF I CAN.

And I did!

 

First Half Marathon Training | In Katrina's Kitchen

Can I just say that I was a little annoyed with this “10 year anniversary” medal?! It looks like I only ran 10 miles instead of 13.1!

Albion Fit Giveaway

Now for the fun part! Albion Fit is a great company whose mission is to provide women with the most luxurious, flattering, and hassle-free fitness and leisure apparel on the market. I’m happy to be able to partner with Albion Fit to give one winner a $200 Albion Fit gift card.

Albion FIt Giveaway In Katrinas Kitchen

They have beautiful and functional workout apparel for women that I know you will love. Some of my favorites are the Crimson Hoodie, Love Racer, and the Optimum Capris in Graphite. They have some beautiful running skirts and swimwear too.

Albion Fit Giveaway @KatrinasKitchen

Please leave a comment on this post to be entered. Use the giveaway form below. By entering you are agreeing to the Official Rules.

Albion Fit $200 Gift Card

You can find the training plan I used and some other inspirational pins on my Run Katrina Run Pinterest Board.

 

Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. Giveaway provided by Albion Fit.

- Katrina

139 Responses to “Outside Katrina’s Kitchen | My First Half Marathon”

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    Tracie — June 20, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Katrina, I’ve read all your updates on Facebook, & you are so inspiring. Not to sound too sappy, but your story brought tears to my eyes. I can relate to what you are feeling & I haven’t even taken a fraction of the steps you’ve taken toward running. I have the feeling of wanting to run, but I have not been able to get started. I’ve signed up for the Warrior Dash this August, & I’m ready to train. Can I text you? I’d love to get some daily inspirational words from you! 🙂

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

      Sure thing! Message me. You got this girl!

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    Alyssa — June 20, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Thanks for sharing your story and congrats on completing the half marathon. I have run 5K’s before and have been thinking about running a half marathon but I have had some serious self doubt. Your story gives me some motivation to know that I can do it. Thanks!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:41 pm

      I know you can do it! I can’t wait to hear YOUR story someday!!

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    Angelica — June 20, 2013 at 10:25 am

    What an inspirational post! I hope that one day I can succeed in the way that you have… we all have to start somewhere!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:42 pm

      And I started with walking just over a year ago! 5 minutes running was a big deal.

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — June 20, 2013 at 10:32 am

    This post is just inspiring. You are so awesome for finishing a half. Thanks for writing this post. I’m encountering some major WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? thoughts right now as I’m slowly, but surely training for my first half.

    When I pressed submit on my first half, I thought I was crazy..absolutely nuts, but you know what? I’m going to push for it, and in 7 months, I can’t wait to be holding that medal in my hand (while eating copious amounts of post-race jambalaya at the finish fest). 🙂

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

      Oh Amy I wish we lived closer. You just make me smile. I cannot wait to hear about your Half Marathon story. You inspire me every day.

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    Amy @ The Nifty Foodie — June 20, 2013 at 10:33 am

    Oh, forgot to mention…I LOVE this swim-suit of theirs. It looks SO flattering and cute!

    http://www.albionfit.com/swims/criss-cross-suit-plum

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    Arabella — June 20, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I love to read about peoples struggles and accomplishments when it comes to running!! makes me feel better to know I’m not the only one 🙂

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:43 pm

      There is community here!

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    Mindy — June 20, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Awesome giveaway!!

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    Lauren — June 20, 2013 at 10:40 am

    I love the optimum capris

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    cindy Clogston — June 20, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Good for you. I understand your feelings exactly. I was going through the same thing when I was training for the Spartan Race. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

      Thank you Cindy! And congrats on your race.

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    Gwen — June 20, 2013 at 10:46 am

    The gown swimsuit

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    Sara — June 20, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Awesome post! I’ve enjoyed following you through your journey. Congrats!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:44 pm

      Thank you Sara!! That means so much to me.

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    Cat Davis — June 20, 2013 at 11:14 am

    The Mantra yoga pant looks super comfy.

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    Karen S. — June 20, 2013 at 11:16 am

    I love their swimwear!

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    Denise M — June 20, 2013 at 11:17 am

    i really like the Petal Pant

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    Deb Young — June 20, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Congratulations!

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    Becky @ So Very Blessed — June 20, 2013 at 11:46 am

    This post hits home hard for me. I started running in last year and ran (and walked a little bit) my first 5k. Then did a mud run. Then did a color run and ran the entire thing for the first time. Now, I’m running a consistent 2 miles almost every night, usually with a little walking involved. I’m signed up for another 5k on the 4th of July, but I keep wondering if just maybe I’d be able to do more. Maybe a 10k and in my dream land, a half marathon. But every time I have that fleeting thought, it feels like such a distant dream that I just let it go. I can barely run 2.25 miles straight, so 13.1 miles feels unattainable. This post inspires me, though. It gives me hope and brings that distant dream just a little bit closer.

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

      You can do it Becky! I love following along the #rfr5k hash on Twitter and Instagram. I know you can do it if you decide you want to. Don’t be afraid to dream!

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    Nicole L. — June 20, 2013 at 11:47 am

    I love their signature hoodies!

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    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — June 20, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I love Albion’s swimsuits!

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — June 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm

    I totally want their signature hoodie!
    Congrats on your 1/2 marathon – I know how hard it is to do, especially with kids around. You are awesome!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

      Thank you Erin! You are the best!

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    Rachel | Buttercream Is Better — June 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    I love their Love Racer tank in orange. So fun!

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    Dre — June 20, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve been having a hard time getting out there to run. It’s never felt good–but I want it to. Thanks for your inspiration. Headed out the door right now!!!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

      Have a great run!!

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    Jessica — June 20, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    I love the blue one shoulder swimsuit!!

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    mrsblocko — June 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    Congrats on finishing your 1/2 marathon!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

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    Jackie T — June 20, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Congratulations! I am on day 3 of training for a 5K and this is just the motivation I needed! I would love to try their workout pants!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

      Yay! I’m proud of you!!!

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    cassie — June 20, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    You totally just stunned me with that “what if I can?” thing! Every single one of those what-if’s have run through my head a thousand times since Sunday and you just inspired me to change my thinking!! You are amazing and such an inspiration!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:48 pm

      Oh Cassie I kind of wish I were feeling those feelings again. I’m sure I will when I decide to race again. I KNOW you can do it Girl!! You just feel free to text me anytime you want. It really helps to have somebody to celebrate with/whine to. 😉

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — June 20, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    What a great post. Seriously I’m so impressed with all you’ve accomplished but omg brrr that pic with the snow on your hair. I could never lol. Uhmmm fav item? Totally the optimum capris.

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:49 pm

      Thank you! Yes- running in the snow was not my favorite. But running NOW in this heat is SO MUCH WORSE!

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    Cindy Aiton — June 20, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I absolutely love the Jaw Dropper in black and emerald green.

    http://www.albionfit.com/swims/show-stopper-black-and-white

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    Suzy — June 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Well done! That’s an amazing accomplishment!
    Fave items? Um…I need some new workout pants! They have some great looking ones!

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    Holley L — June 20, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Katrina- Once again I must say what an inspiration you are. I just started to attempt running and I ran ( and walked) my first 5k the same day you ran your half marathon. I have a long way to go but I must say – I am at least going. I want to cry when I read your posts and see your pictures. I want to cry because my own fear comes out and my excitement at the same time. I feel your emotions as I do mine. You are like me and you understand and feel the same way and if you can do it then so can I! Thank your for being a Mom who shows it is okay to take time for me time and do something for ourselves. Thank you for giving me that encouragement I need and for sharing your journey with all of us to experience with you. May we all now share our journeys with you.

    • Katrina Bahl — June 20th, 2013 @ 6:52 pm

      Oh Holley you just made me cry. You know me. You know what a big deal this is for ME. The not-sporty one. You are such an inspiration yourself! It’s hard to take time out as a mom but it is so necessary. I am a much happier and patient mom when I’ve had time to be by myself in my head for a few minutes…or hours 😉

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    Victoria Solomon — June 20, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Katrina, I am SO impressed! For me it’s still weird to think about running being a challenge for you because you were so athletic when I knew you! So when I saw pics from your racing I was like, sure, of course she’s a runner. But a half marathon is amazing!

    I’m entering this giveaway (i love the optimum capris) in the hopes that it will mentally inspire me to believe that I WILL be able to run again. At 32 weeks pregnant, larger than I’ve ever been in my life, and winded from simply walking 1.5 miles, it feels like an insurmountable goal. I have so much work to do. But I will. I think I can, I think I can…. 🙂

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    Barb K — June 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    I like the Petal Pant.

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    Rachel Followay — June 20, 2013 at 10:23 pm

    So proud of you Katrina !! Philipians 4:13

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    Rachel Followay — June 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    Love, love half marathons!! Its a choice run & everyday can be a battle, but moving forward is only way up!!

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    Andrea — June 20, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Congrats on running your first half marathon! I started running a little over 2 years ago and I’m hooked! I remember feeling like I could never do a 5k. Now I just signed up for a full marathon!!

    My favorite thing at Albion is the Rainbow Skirt in white/pink/heather gray

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    Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen — June 20, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Wickedly awesome, girl! I’m so proud of you! You truly are an inspiration, Katrina. Thanks so much for sharing your story. I wish I could see all the photos (they’re not loading right now, those pesky devils), but I will make a special trip to come back and view them. You ROCK, sister friend! {{{hugs}}} xoxo …and, all that other mushy stuff! 😉

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    sharonjo — June 21, 2013 at 12:32 am

    I really love lots of things at Albion Fit! One of my favorites is the Graphite Optimum Capris–so cute.

    Congratulations on your half-marathon! That’s pretty impressive.

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    Kristen — June 21, 2013 at 1:50 am

    You’re the meaning in my life, you’re the inspiration,,,,

    Truly though, I am so crazy proud for you. You are fierce, strong and amazing and I love you!!!

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    Carolyn — June 21, 2013 at 7:34 am

    You rocked it, my dear. You know I am proud of you for breaking through the “what ifs” and “I can’ts’ to the “I can and I am awesome”. Love ya!

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    Amy H — June 21, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I’m signed up for my first half in October. It will be a year after starting my Couch to 5K program. I still can’t believe I’m going to do this! But I am. I’m actually going to run 13.1 miles. I CAN do this!

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    Stacy Balibrea — June 21, 2013 at 9:06 am

    The high tide suit is gorgeous!

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    Londra Fleming — June 21, 2013 at 9:08 am

    I love the love racer in Coral!

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    stephanie — June 21, 2013 at 9:33 am

    The Petal Pant is adorable!! The Illusion capris seem like a no=brainer!! Wow, thank you for a chance.

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — June 21, 2013 at 9:36 am

    I loved every word of this post, Katrina. Having hit a running road block due to injury, you have really inspired me to suck it up and goin I need to tell that voice in my head to shush! Thank you for that. Congrats on finishing your first half.

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    Cindy Brickley — June 21, 2013 at 9:43 am

    The Sweet Stripe Full Zip, Seafoam / Grey and the Surprise Skirt– White / Seafoam is my favorite out fit. They have so many nice things to choose from.
    Thank you for the giveaway and the posting. I love Albion Fit clothing.

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    Yaya — June 21, 2013 at 9:51 am

    I loved this blog. It was much needed. I just decided to run my first 5K in 2 months and I am nervous and scared. I have a lot of self-doubt and think about giving up my training all the time. But this post was very encouraging and I’m going to try to keep up my training.

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    KC — June 21, 2013 at 9:59 am

    The Capri pants!

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    Elizabeth — June 21, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I could have written this myself. lol Without the finishing part. I’m still in my training for my first half. I have all these same questions. I love how you end it though. But what if I CAN?! Yes! That is what I need to cling to. Thank you for this awesome post.

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    Adowney — June 21, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Way to go! Love their tops and petal pants.

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    Angie — June 21, 2013 at 10:54 am

    Congrats on your half marathon. I am still working on running a 5K with no walking.

    I love the running skirts and the Midnight Dip swimsuit.

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    Lisa — June 21, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Congratulations. I’ve run a 10 miler a couple of times but never ventured to the half. I’ve trained for one but messed up my hip flexor. I think I’m best at 7 miles or less. Maybe someday though.

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    heather ausborn — June 21, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    i have been following your journey for a while! Way to be an inspiration! You’re amazing. I can’t run- but i teach zumba and love it! 🙂

    and how cute is this top?!
    http://www.albionfit.com/sport/lounge-crop-black

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    Amber — June 21, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    Oh wow, what an awesome giveaway! I adore the On the Dot swimsuit!

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    MassachusEATS — June 21, 2013 at 1:26 pm

    Congrats on your half marathon! That’s quite an achievement! 🙂

    I, too, love those capris. My workout pants of choice!

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    Jessica W — June 21, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    I love their charcoal love racer top

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    Stefanie Gladden — June 21, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    I love the 26.2 zip jacket in coral!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 21, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    So proud of you, Katrina! Great job on your first half-marathon!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 25th, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

      Thanks Georgia!

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    amanda @ fake ginger — June 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    You’re super inspiring! So proud of you! <3

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    Hannah H — June 21, 2013 at 5:03 pm

    Their racer-back tank tops are very cute.

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    Jacqui — June 21, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    My favorite item is the petal pant!

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    Laurie — June 21, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Love the swim line, cute one pieces

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    Claire — June 22, 2013 at 1:40 am

    I love the orange tank top!

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    Nicole — June 22, 2013 at 2:43 am

    the loveracer in seafoam!

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    daniela — June 22, 2013 at 9:29 am

    I actually LOVE their bathing suits, especially the showstopper in black and white. And their optimum capris.

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    Sandy — June 22, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I love the Capris

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    Ashley — June 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    I love their hoodies!

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    Gibel — June 22, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Congrats on your run. My favorite item is the Sweet Stripe Capris.

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    Daraya — June 22, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    You should be so proud of yourself!!! 🙂 I love the Gown Suit in Poppy!

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    Tara — June 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    SHOW STOPPER, BLACK AND WHITE is super cute!

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    Lori Taube — June 22, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    What a great line, thanks so much for introducing it!
    I love al lot of their things, and they actually look comfy! Since a lot of my running here in CO is cooler, I love the “The Sweet Stripe Full Zip, Coral / Grey”!
    Thanks so much for your inspiring story, and this great giveaway!

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    sarah k. — June 22, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    One of my favorite Albion fit items is the Go Long Crew, With Thumb-Holes, in jade

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    thiry — June 22, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Inspirational! I am just beginning training for a half marathon and have not registered yet. Your description says just how I feel!

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    thiry — June 22, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Sadly, albionfit doesn’t carry anything that will fit. Perhaps after I finish my half marathon. It makes me sad that it is so difficult to find workout clothing in larger sizes. Makes sense from a marketing standpoint I suppose.

    • Katrina Bahl — June 25th, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

      Hang in there! Target and Kohls have some beautiful and functional workout clothes that I like too.

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    Marnely Rodriguez-Murray — June 22, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    Love the MIDNIGHT DIP SWIMSUIT — BLACK

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    Sandy — June 22, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    I really like the SIGNATURE HOODIE, SILVER.

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    Barb — June 22, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    the midnight dip swimsuit

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    Nessa — June 23, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Love the Optimum Capris in graphite.

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    LindsayC — June 23, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    Awesome Job! The hightide swimsuit is super cute! Kepp up the good work!

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    Tina — June 23, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    I like the http://www.albionfit.com/bottoms/pulse-skirt-black. Thank you for an amazing giveaway.

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    Sunnymay — June 23, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    The Breathe Freely Top in Dewberry looks easy to wear with a sports bra, is a pretty pinkish-purple color and no clinginess.
    http://www.albionfit.com/specials/breathe-freely-tank-periwinkle

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    meredith — June 23, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    I like the mantra yoga pants

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    Heidi — June 23, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Thank you for sharing your journey, Katrina! You really are an inspiration to me to pursue something hard, and to not give up. I think it’s incredible that you did it! Congrats on your half marathon!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 25th, 2013 @ 1:11 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Heidi! I always get a smile when someone I know stops by my blog…even though we really haven’t met I guess. You’re still kind of like family. Is that weird? Forget I said that family part. 😉

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    Bridget Lorenz — June 23, 2013 at 11:30 pm

    I love the Uline Dress in black and white! It would be perfect for playing tennis 🙂 http://www.albionfit.com/tops/sports-bra-white

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    Kimiko — June 24, 2013 at 2:33 am

    I’m so excited to see that they have tennis wear…I love the Match Point Pleat Skirts!

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    Christina Ziegelmeier — June 24, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Inspiring post on a beautiful Journey thank you for sharing.

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    Suzanna — June 24, 2013 at 10:52 am

    I am new fan of the Albion line, but I love so many of their one piece bathing suits (of course, these are my focus since I’m going to the beach in two weeks)!

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    angel — June 24, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I love their hoodies and capris !

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    Regina @ SpecialtyCakeCreations — June 24, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Wow…this post is really speaking to me, I used to run regularly but then travel in Asia made it impossible fr 1.5 years (just too hot there). I tried starting up again on our return but was very discouraged by how much out of shape I had gotten. After reading this I feel like just going out again and maybe, just maybe I will run a half marathon too sometime 🙂
    Awesome giveaway, too bad as Canadian resident I can’t participate 🙂

    • Katrina Bahl — June 25th, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

      This makes me so happy to hear! I never thought I could run a half marathon but once I got the idea in my head it was a fun goal to pursue. Good luck!

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    Lennette Daniels — June 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I love the balance bermuda shorts/capris. they are so cute.

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    latanya — June 24, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    Mantra Yoga Pant Petite Length, Black

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    Shanna — June 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I love the Crimson Hoodie and the running skirt is super cute!

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    Kenny Hall — June 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm

    red poppy suit!

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    Jeffrey — June 24, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    I would like to get my wife the 26.2 jacket, simple and sophisticated. Perfect for her, she finished her first marathon this past May, it was part of her bucket list. I also like the Gown Swimsuit in Charcoal.

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    Jaclyn Reynolds — June 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    I love the yellow swimsuit, it really is hard to pick just one favorite thing! Love this brand!

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    Jeanna — June 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I really like the GOWN SUIT, in CHARCOAL!

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    Michelle G. — June 25, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    I like the Match Point pleat skirts.

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    Beth — June 25, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I enjoyed this post. I am in the first week of a half marathon training. I’m excited, scared, anxious and freaked out. But I know deep in the depths of my body that I CAN DO THIS…right? Ha! I imagine I’ll have a lot of the same doubts you did. And I pray that in October I will be able to post that too, completed the race. Thanks!

    • Katrina Bahl — June 26th, 2013 @ 7:09 am

      So exciting!! I can’t wait to hear YOUR story!! 🙂

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    Iris H. — June 25, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    Way to go, Katrina! So proud of you!!!!!!

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    Heidi — June 25, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Haha Katrina, I’m not creeped out by your post. You’re pretty much family to my family, so i get it. 😉

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    Sarah L — June 25, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    I like the pink Match Point Pleat Skirt.

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    Paula V — June 26, 2013 at 10:24 am

    I love Albion Fit but never had a chance to try them. My favorite is the Optimum Capris, Graphite.

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    Susan P. — June 26, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    I like the Mantra Yoga Pant Long Length in Black. Super comfortable.

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    Amanda J — June 26, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    I like the The Sweet Stripe Full Zip, Charcoal / Grey

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    Linda Earnest — June 26, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    I have never run a marathon or even a half marathon but I walk lots. I have also checked out the website from the couch to the 5K thinking that just maybe I could run. I love yoga pants for walking.

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    courtney b — June 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    I like the Agatha bathing suit

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    Kathleen — June 26, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Congrats on your half marathon. I have the exact same what if fears. I’m hoping one day to overcome them. Diggin the love racer top 🙂

    • Katrina Bahl — June 27th, 2013 @ 10:15 am

      I hope you can accomplish your goals! Thanks for stopping by.

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    Sue {munchkin munchies} — June 26, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS, Katrina! Your shoes are so pretty:)

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    Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen — June 27, 2013 at 2:26 am

    What a huge accomplishment, I couldn’t be happier for you, that’s awesome! So when’s the next race? 😉

    • Katrina Bahl — June 27th, 2013 @ 10:17 am

      Thank you Sylvie! I am running a relay (5 or 6 miles for my leg) in September. Will definitely tackle another half though! It was such a special moment for me.

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    rachel — June 27, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Congrats!! 🙂

    I’m loving the 26.2 jacket! Such cute workout clothes…they make a difference — at least mentally.

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    Kelly @ Cupcake Kelly's — June 27, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    My favorite is the signature hoodie. I ran my first half last year and had my breakdown on the 5 miler day…I think we all have them it’s just a matter of letting it get us down or not 🙂

    • Katrina Bahl — June 28th, 2013 @ 2:04 pm

      What is it about the short runs that kill me? Any run under 3 is almost painful. It’s like I never hit my groove.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    Congratulations to you on the completion, you rock!

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    RLRB — July 17, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    What an inspiration – Simply Fantastic!

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    Gina — July 22, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    “What if you can?” I love that. I’ve dropped 60+ lbs. over the last year and a half. In January 2013 I started taking running seriously and took back my joy on the softball field. I’m two 5ks down, 2 more to go this year. By March, I’ll be celebrating my 27th birthday with my first half marathon. There is nothing like a challenge!

    • Katrina Bahl — July 23rd, 2013 @ 7:35 pm

      I’m so proud of you!

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