So what’ve I been doing that’s kept me away? In a word: running. I’ve been getting ready to run a half-marathon on Sunday, and it feels like pretty much ALL of my free time is spent pounding the pavement. I’m feeling nervous, overwhelmed, and cautiously optimistic at this point. Usually all at once.
Will I be able to do it? Will running 21.1 km (roughly 13.1 miles for my American friends) make me a "For-Real Runner"? Will it be a one-time thing, or will I want to do it again?
When I ran my first race in 2009, I had 3 goals:
- Finish the race
- Run it the whole way, without stopping or walking
- Run it in less than an hour (it was a 10 km event)
I’m not as prepared as I’d like to be for Sunday’s race. I’ve yet to run the entire distance once (the most I’ve run is about 15 km), and I’m definitely not as fast as I used to be. So I’m not sure I want to set a time goal for myself… But those first 2 goals still ring true.
Wish me luck!