So, I did it! I’ve been running for a full year. Not every day. Not as fast as I want to. Not every time I was supposed to. I did, start running faster, lose weight, finish 3 half marathons, and set personal records in the 5k, 10k, 15k, and 20k(only did 1 lol). Also, I learned that I am capable of doing things like running for 3 hours, that is tougher mentally than physically I think. It hurts no more after 3 hours than it does after 1.5 hours. Running hurts, but your mind can keep you going. I am not done running. I am doing my first full marathon in just a few more weeks. I’m nervous, but confident that I will finish. Also it will be a PR because it is the first. Stay tough and run on!
A Year of Running
About the Author: RunningAnyway
I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.