The one about Actually Completing My First Full Marathon: Grand Rapids Marathon Race Recap

Phew! That might just be the longest blog post title I’ve ever written ;). So yes, the tl;dr version of this post is that I finished the marathon. And that alone, is EVERYTHING! I should just end the post here, enough said, *mic drop*. But no, I like to be extra on occasion, so I will provide a painfully Read More

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The one about My First Full Marathon

Don’t worry, you didn’t miss a post or anything. You see, I haven’t actually run the marathon yet but I figured I could still make a post about it in anticipation, right? It’s 10 days away and I’m nervous. That is an understatement. The thing I’m most scared about is Read More

The one about My First Running Injury

It’s not all medals and roses, as most (if not all) runners will tell you, even the professional athletes. There’s lots of sweat and hard work put into it. Lots of discipline needed. Lots of pain. But oh the joys … and that’s why we still do it. We crazy people!

I wasn’t prepared for my first running injury. It came from ‘nowhere’. I guess you could say I was a rookie. Read More

The one about How I Became A Long Distance Runner

Within a year, I ran 3 half marathons.

Sept 2014

May 2015

Sept 2015.

I never thought I would ever be referred to or refer to myself as a long distance runner. Ever. Before I [officially] started training for my first half marathon , I had never run more than 4 miles in a ‘session’. I don’t think I had ever even run a mile nonstop.

My hope is that with this post, I am able to encourage at least one person who thinks they can never be ‘a runner’ to start running; or even those into running right now but thinking of quitting. Read More