The only complaint I have about my first ever half marathon experience is that it was over too quickly.
I trained for four-and-a-half months. Then the race was over in a little more than two hours!
I've taken this past week off from running. My legs were quite sore after the race, and I was afraid I'd hurt my foot a little bit. But those aches are going away.
I used to be the person who would sit around for hours on end, now I find it physically painful to be inactive for any length of time. And I'm itching to get back at it.
So what's next?
Well, my Beloved wife has said she wants to be able to run with me. So I promised her that I'd help her get her fitness level up closer to where she wants it. So I've started her off on a very easy training plan. One that will allow me to run with her, yet still have time and energy left in the week to continue my training. And I think we're going to aim for her to run in the Kansas City half marathon with me this fall. That might be stretching things a bit, we'll have to see how things go.
If you haven't guessed by now, I love running. Running changed my life.
No other fitness pursuit is as simple and easy to access as running. You don't need any expensive equipment or pricey memberships. I started off with a $20 pair of Wal-Mart shoes and a pair of shorts.
I'm not a coach or a health professional, but I have plenty of enthusiasm. And would love to be able to help others find the love in running I've found. I started a club on Facebook to talk about running and promote local running events, just search for Nevada MO running. I'd love to see you there. And I'll be out running just about every Sunday morning, feel free to join me if you like.