Yesterday I ran half a marathon (as mentioned in my summer list). I didn’t drop dead and actually finished. Besides the soar muscles at the moment, I am really happy I accomplished my goal. I started running because it is a sport that is easy to combine with my hectic schedule (I can just put on my shoes and go outside whenever I have the time). The last months I have been training from having trouble running 10 minutes straight to running for over 2 hours without stopping. It was quite a challenge to train three times a week… when it was raining, when my schedule was dead crazy, when the word couch potato sounded like the most glorious thing in the world, when I had only slept for 2 hours. But hey, I made it :)
Having said all that, there is no way I am running that far any time soon again. Haha. I reached my goal, time for a new challenge (any suggestions for other sports or hobbies I should try?).
I love how supportive my family was. My sister, running along a few meters:
I love this picture of my mother, cheering from the side of the road
My dad, with whom I ran half a marathon. The picture is taken just after we finished.