I ran my first half marathon in April 2016. It was by far one of the hardest goals I have ever set in my life. It was a glorious feeling once I crossed the finish line.
During the second half of the race, I swore to myself I would never do this again. About 20 mins after I crossed the finish line the BF asked if I would run another one. An instant ‘heck no’ came to mind – but then I really thought about it and said yup. That feeling
That was the moment I thought I would become a regular race participator.
Fast forward to October 2016 and I haven't ran since my last 10k in June.
I haven’t really done much running since June. And when I say I haven’t really done much – I mean I have done no running at all. Between wedding season, a move and honestly just a loss of motivation – my running shoes have started to build dust!! A few nights ago Avery and I went on a walk around the neighborhood and I’m not sure if it was the great weather, the great company, or just the lovely feeling of walking but all of my running motivation came flooding back to me.
I am ready to start training for my next Half Marathon again! This time around my goal will be different – not just to finish but to finish under a specific time (time: TBD)!
You can find me dusting off my running shoes and creating a training program (which will include weight training and more cross training this time around)! Over the next few months, I will post updates how the training is going!
Have you ever ran a race before? I would love to hear about it.