Let me tell you something.
For someone, who never thought he/she would be able to run 5km without walking…
For someone, who thought he/she hated running…
…there is no such thing as JUST A HALF! it was SOLID 21km race.
Race for which I was preparing for a few last weeks. OK, so maybe it was still kind of too early, I do not know. Maybe I could have prepped more, trained harder. There were so many things I could have done. Cross-training, strength-training, etc. I did not do it, for the reasons I can’t name. Oh wait. I can name one: laziness.
I did the Bayshore Race – a half marathon held in Owen Sound.
21km. I ran first 19 with no walking. And then I walked a bit, 300m maybe. Then I ran again, and walked a bit. I ran the last 500m. The volunteer felt like running along me at the end.
Yes, I did not come first. Nor second. Nor third.
I was 71st. Out of 80. I thought it’d be bothering me more than it does though. I was just sooo happy to finish it! Yes, me, yes, I, the person who 2 years ago couldn’t run 500m in one piece, heck, I could barely run for 60 seconds straight.
I ran the half Marathon!!!