First things first. Why did I decide to do a triathlon? Good question! I’m glad you asked. Several times along the journey to race day, I asked myself this question too. After I completed my first [and only] marathon [so far], I knew I didn’t want to train for another one anytime soon but I also wanted to do something that challenged me physically like the triathlon and training for the triathlon did. I’d recently [read 3 years ago] learned to ride a bike, I had been taking swim lessons on and off for 2 years, I had the running down pat, obviously, so a triathlon seemed perfectly logical! Also, I’m turning 30 this year so the goal became: Complete a triathlon before Read More
Just a few weeks before my recent half marathon, I was telling my friend that I was sure my PR (personal record) days were over. To be honest, I was tired. Literally tired and then tired of training. I had been “training” for over 3 months through a particularly trying winter and I was just ready to be done so I wouldn’t have to run for some time. And by training, I mean Read More
The team name I chose won!! How cool is that? I had signed up to join the team that my running group was forming for the Kalamazoo Marathon/Borgess Half Marathon/ Borgess 10k/Borgess 5k and we were asked for suggestions for team names. I don’t consider myself particularly Read More
Within a year, I ran 3 half marathons.
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