The big month was here at last – the month of my first half marathon. I had been reasonably successful in training and eating well, not to mention the self-imposed booze ban and now the big day was almost here. This was no time to slow down. Though, it seems that’s just what happened.
March was a busy month – days away for First Aid training, my birthday, snow days and a last minute weekend away with hubby and kids the week before the half marathon – so yes, I kind of took my foot off the well-being pedal and perhaps didn’t eat as well as I would like to have done. Likewise, the training slowed down. In the run up to the half-marathon (pun totally intended) I developed an irrational fear of injuring myself. I say irrational because I was even worried about doing my usual lunch hour walk. I tried to trick myself into believing it was excitement but the flaw with that plan is, it’s difficult to trick yourself when you know what you’re thinking.
However, the day came and went swimmingly. I have written a separate post here.
Hubby has caught the running bug now and we are talking of doing a 10k together next time. In the meantime, we shall continue to run separately and I will enjoy running just for the fun of it for a while. I’m looking forward to it 🙂
We ran the Alloa Half Marathon in aid of SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) If you would like to make a donation, our sponsor page is still open – here
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