It is official. I am registered for my first half marathon. I am unbelievably excited. I don’t know why I waited so long. Actually, that’s a lie. I waited so long because I was scared. For some reason I didn’t think I had 13.1 miles in me. After running 9 miles with my running club last Saturday, I finally decided I could do it. I am officially registered for the Philadelphia Half Marathon.
I really am excited. A little over 2 years ago, I couldn’t even run a mile without getting out of breath! Now, I will be running 13.1 miles! I have to say, my running club has been extremely motivating. They have really made me believe in myself and renewed my passion for running!
I am proud that I have stuck with my morning workouts now that school is in full swing. It hasn’t been as hard as I thought. Audio books are pulling me through. Currently I am reading Wuthering Heights. I particularly enjoy the narrator’s old English accents. They really add a lot to the story.
I am also enjoying the interesting people I see in the apartment complex gym that early in the morning. It is an interesting mix of business men, a women secretly running a personally training service, a man that runs in way too much clothing, and an eighty year old man. Today someone I have never met walked in and said, “We are all crazy for running at this hour!” It is almost too much entertainment to handle at 5:30 am. Then I think, I was missing all this before, while I was sleeping. The world had begun, and I was missing all the good stuff!
What races are you training for? Do you have any good stories from the gym?