I went running on Saturday on whim. No music. No water bottle. Just me and strange desire to run. The next day I signed up for the half marathon. What was I thinking?
Last year, I ran 2 half marathons. Both were in Columbus. The first was the Spirit of Columbus Half…in August. I finished at 2:36 and I almost passed out at the finish line (and in the shower). I trained since April or May but not religiously to the schedule so I think that was a big downfall. The second was the Nationwide Insurance Columbus Half Marathon in October. I finished at 2:26. That was better, if only for the cooler weather. I knocked 10 minutes off my first time. Now I find myself training again. This time by myself as my sister-in-law thinks I’m crazy. This time I swear I’m going to follow the training plan. I’m using the Fitness Magazine 8 week training guide so I am a few weeks ahead of schedule. When I went running on Saturday, I mapped my run after I got home and found out that I only completed a mile and a half. This is going to be a long training but my only goal is to finish….and not poop my pants.