I Just Felt Like Running

Jul 4, 2017

I am not a couch potato (most days). I (think) I live a fairly active lifestyle. I climb mountains, I have a gym membership where I try to go everyday and I am not averse to walking.  But I have this crazy goal of running a marathon before I turn 42.  And this leads me to trying out half marathons in order to prepare myself for a punishing full mary in a year and a half's time.

But, on my third half-mary, I can honestly say that I am enjoying myself, and I can already see changes to my body.  I try to run at least 5 times a week (2 days run then rest and then 2 days run and then rest).  I also try to go to the gym daily for functional training, impact circuit and trx classes. I also see my run time improving.  For my first 21K in October 2016, I did 3:30 then 3:16 on my 2nd last April 2017.  For the third run last June 25 during the Leg 1 of the Run Rio trilogy, my time was 2:55, which is my best PR yet.  I will run the 21K in August, and I hope to finish at 2:30.
Fitness is my motivation for having started running.  I want to be able to live a healthier life and running give me such a good feeling that I feel my body looking forward to it. Just like Forrest Gump, there are days when I just feel like running! And soon, I will be confident enough to register for a full marathon!


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