The Time I Decided to Train for a Half-Marathon.

For as long as I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a runner. I’ve seen all types of people running around the city but never thought I’d have the stamina/drive/self-motivation to follow through (not to mention I’d become winded within the first mile.) I’ve always given up.

Those days are behind me.

After loosing somewhere around 30 lbs since my wedding, running has become a bit easier (not a lot easier, only a bit.) I’m no longer winded at the .5 mile marker. I no longer feel like my body is going to collapse from the inside out. I no longer feel like a half marathon (and one day full marathon) is impossible.

 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me…” Philippians 4:13 These are not just words but biblical truth. It may be my legs running each mile but it is God who has blessed me with strong, healthy legs to run.

That said, I’ve decided to sign up for the Columbus Marathon (the half, not the full…yet.) A local tradition, the marathon will take place on October 21st. This gives me exactly 12 weeks until the race. I wasn’t planning to blog about this (mostly because I wanted an out if I didn’t complete my training) but what better accountability? Even if no one besides me were to be reading this, I love that I can look back and constantly remind myself of what I’d like to accomplish. I can do this. I will do this. October 21st…

6 thoughts on “The Time I Decided to Train for a Half-Marathon.

    1. I’m feeling the same way 😦 I am only at 4 miles. Not sure how I’ll make it to 13 in the next 9 weeks! I definitely need to figure out some good stretching too – if you find any good stretches, let me know!

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