My Insane Idea
Well I don’t know if I’m insane or just plain stupid, but last week I signed up to run a half marathon in Grand Island on September 1.
I had several friends run the half marathon in Lincoln earlier this month and they all had a blast…so I thought I’d give it a try. I have never run more than six miles at one time so thinking about running 13.1 miles kind of scares me. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy running but I’ve always thought running for several hours at one time was crazy!
I’ve always toyed with the idea to trying a half-marathon but I’ve always managed to talk myself out of it and made up excuses why I shouldn’t run. Well, after I conquered my stair race in February and my friends ran and loved the half in Lincoln, I decided it was time to get over my fear of 13.1 miles. There is no better time to run it either…I’m still young and in pretty good shape so I figure it will be easier on me if I do my first one now rather than later.
I’m two weeks into my training and so far I’m enjoying it, although my miles each day have been really short. I’m excited to see how my body reacts to the training and see my running tolerance increase!
I still haven’t decided if I’m crazy or just plain stupid…I guess we’ll see as the summer goes and my miles increase! But I’m excited for the challenge nonetheless.
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