I feel like I’ve been talking about this half marathon for over a decade, and I finally ran it! I made it across the finish line, and I didn’t injure myself, which were my two biggest goals.
This was such a personal challenge, as I was pretty adamant that I’d never want to participate in any kind of run or race. A very fateful night of drinking lead me to sign up, and I’m so happy my friends suggested it. Training wasn’t nearly as difficult as I thought it was going to be, and while there were a few moments when I wished I’d signed on for the 5km run instead, 21.1km really wasn’t the worst thing in the world.
Convincing yourself that you can’t do something is so much easier than believing that you can, and I think that this proved that for me. I was so sure that I’d never be able to do something like this, and now that I’ve done it, I’m trying to think about what else I’ve convinced myself that I can’t accomplish. Sometimes, you’re your worst critic.