Monday, January 23, 2012

Officially Half Crazy

My first half marathon was everything I thought it to be and so much more.  Due to not being able to run for the past 2 weeks thanks to travelling and jetlag, I decided to run with my sister and finish our first half together. 
I could go into so much more detail, but I wouldn’t want to bore you with how hungry I was at mile 6 and on and discovering that the promised Gu by the organization by mile 4 and 9 didn’t show, how badly I needed to pee at mile 9 but didn’t want to go because I was “almost there”, and mostly how grateful I am that I have this opportunity to do something pretty insane (okay, half insane, we’ll use the whole word for the full) for myself.
Today, one day after, sore as hell waddling all over the place, I signed up for my second half.  
I will be aiming to run all three half marathons in SoCal this calendar year and earn the Triple Crown metal (Oh Look! 4 for the price of 3!!! I can never resist a good deal)
I think I finally get it.  Get why everyone is so crazy about this sport called running.  It may have started out as a method of cheap weight loss, but it has turned into something much much more.  You name it: stress reliever, pain in the rear (literally and figuratively), alone time, endorphin rush…but most importantly of all - self validation and confidence. 
Hello, my name is Alice, and I am a runner and I hope to see you on the road.

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This site's main theme more so stems from "Grace Kelly" by Mika. There is absolutely no association with Grace Kelly the actress. I only wish I could have 1/2 the grace she possesses on screen. *sighs*