If I say I don’t want a second helping of [fill in the blank], I am asked, “Why? Are you on a diet?” Diet. I hate that word.
So, I have a confession. I am a struggling runner. Yes, I admit it. I wasn’t always a struggling runner. Actually, I wasn’t always a runner. When my friend suggested we run a half marathon I was all for it. I’m not sure why other than the fact I was bored with just walking. I…
When I started running, I didn’t do a lot of research. If you read my previous post about how I became a runner, you know it was almost on a whim. I was bored just walking and my friend offered a challenge. It didn’t take much convincing for me to give it a whirl.
Previously, in my blog post titled, “How I Became a Runner,” I spoke briefly about training for my first race. The training is hard, no doubt. It takes a mental and physical stamina that must be developed.
I don’t know how many articles and posts I have read about how to get started running. There are so many couch to 5k or couch to half-marathon articles out there that makes it sound like running is easy. I have a secret for you. It isn’t easy!