I discovered the joys of running in early 2009, and I think I’m proof that anyone can do it!! On my very first run, I puffed my way through 1 mile, being exhausted afterwards! Eventually, I managed 2miles, and OH MY GOSH, the feeling of achievement afterwards was incredible! However, I learnt my lesson (the hard way) that you should never train too much, too fast – I jumped from a 6mile run one week, to an 11mile the next week, and sure paid for it – a lovely foot injury. NOT GOOD. So I took some time off from it all, and picked it up again in September kind of time last year. I’ve taken training a bit slower now, so hopefully the injuries will be kept away…so far:
I’ve done one 10k run (54:45 – it was a tough race, soo much wind…wind is my RUNNING ENEMY!)
and I’m now entered for my first half marathon, on February 7th – I’m so excited!
I’ve now done three half marathons! The first one was inn one hour, forty three minutes, my best time yet.
I was SO thrilled! You can read my re-cap here.
My second half marathon was completed in 1hr50, and was hot and hilly! It was much harder than the first (read all about it here)…but I still want to do more 😀
My third half marathon was done in 1hr58, as part of my training programme for my fast-approaching marathon in October. It was much slower than my previous runs, mainly due to giant hills, which were NOT expected!!
In October last year, I ran my first marathon – the Marine Corps – in Washington DC. Quite the experience!!!
You can read recaps here – https://britchickruns.wordpress.com/2010/11/04/first-marathon-recapwashington-dc-part-two/
and here – https://britchickruns.wordpress.com/2010/11/10/first-marathonwashington-dc-recap-three/
Sorry for the lack of proper links…as I type this, WordPress is not being friendly or helpful (read: won’t let me link. Hmph.)!