Recently, my best friend and I decided to run a marathon on February 28, 2015. To prepare myself for that race, I also decided to run a half marathon on October 26, 2014.
^”Hello, internet! This is my panic face.”
I’ve decided to start a blog about it because:
a.) I am scared I will chicken out and need the accountability of the interwebs;
b.) I had never run more than 2.7 miles before 2 weeks ago (I also enjoy Netflix binging with my husband way too much) and need advice from others on how to get through this undertaking;
c.) I am learning a lot about the sport of running and want to share everything I am picking up along the way.
Mainly, when I do this, I want other people to know they can do it, too, and have the tools to succeed (spelled out in layman’s terms).
So this first post is really simple. Running is a strange new thing to me (I mean, really, I did not know there were special running socks, or these “chews” you have to eat on long runs, or that T-shirts are a less-than-desirable running apparel choice). Many things associated with running culture can be difficult to decode or understand, but I also find running very freeing, at the same time, so I want to understand all of it and become a better runner/be able to achieve my goals.
I’m looking forward to this journey and I hope you, whomever you are, will join me for the ups, downs, ins and outs of it.