Well this is my start. Its a lot like starting a job, or starting to train or many other starts. I’m nervous – will I do this well? Will anyone like me or will they laugh at me. I want to share my life as a new 1/2 marathoner but also I want to share my life here in Wyoming. So here goes!
I have run off and on for most of my adult life but never competitively. I never really thought of myself as “a runner” and I was so slow! But for some reason late last year I decided it was time to try a 1/2 marathon. Not a 5k or 10k – that requires speed. I wanted something that would challenge endurance.
I ran my first in March 2015 in Maui. Hey don’t judge – it was my first time to Maui and why not make that my 1st one! I actually completed it (2:14) and was hooked!
My next race was in May in Newport Oregon. My daughter had suggested this about 7 months earlier and we thought it would be fun to run together. This race was a lot of fun. My daughter never trained. We both completed. Did I mention that she NEVER trained! I finished in 2:08.
Then my final one of this year was in Raleigh NC – the Skinny Turkey – on Thanksgiving morning. They warned me with words like “hills” and “challenging”. So every once in a while I ran some hills during my training. I thought I was going to die. Even telling myself I can eat a whole pumpkin pie didn’t help. Lesson learned. Either learn how to train for hills or look for the word “FLAT”.
So now you are up to date on me. I am currently training for a race on January 17th in Key West. Do you see a trend starting here? 4 races – 4 states and a goal of running in flat locations. 🙂
With temps here in Wyoming in the single digits and snow covering the ground I really hope the rest of my training is not on the dreaded machine. Please continue to visit my site. I want to share what I learn and also learn from you.