Half Marathon

Ever since I was a young girl, I have always been very competitive and have always loved a good challenge.  When I took on running 3 years ago, I always did it just for me, and not to prove anything to anyone.  It was always kind of nice to have a relaxed view of running and not feel competitive for once.  I’ve done a couple races here and there, but never took it too seriously.  Last year on Thanksgiving, I surprised myself with running a 5 mile race in 41 minutes.  I felt great the whole time and actually loved the feeling of racing!
Lately, running has been boring me and I haven’t had the healthiest relationship with it.  I do it just to do it, because I can’t imagine life without it.  I don’t run with an ipod, so these past couple of weeks have made running torturous.  I am consumed with terrible thoughts my entire run and almost lose my breath from anxiety.  It hasn’t been fun.

So, what’s a girl to do in that situation?  Challenge herself, man up, and sign up for a half marathon!  You see, I have always wanted to run a half marathon, because I know I can do it, but I have never really had the motivation to do it.  This is the perfect time for me to set a goal for myself and have fun with running.  I am looking forward to having a training schedule and pushing myself hard.  I have a goal to finish it in under 2 hours.  For my first half marathon, that might be really hard to accomplish, but I would be so proud of myself if I could.

The race I want to run is in January, and it is in the beautiful Naples, Florida.  My parents recently purchased a condo in Naples, so this race is perfect.  It is the day after my birthday and 2 days before I go back to school.  I don’t think I could ask for better timing!

I am excited to take you all along on my journey!


About roadworthrunning

I am a 20-something graduate student pursuing my Doctorate of Audiology. It is a 4 year program, and I am currently in my fourth year, which is an off campus externship year. I will be spending it in a new place, Arizona! I will blog about food, health, exercise and life! Come along with me on my journey.
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One Response to Half Marathon

  1. jennindenver says:

    Do it! Do it! Did you sign up???

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