"Wanna sign up for a half marathon in September with me?"
- "I can't even run a 5k!!"
"I can't even run a 2k....."
That is just how insane my best friend Nathalie is. I am probably even more insane for agreeing though.
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Oh where do I start this post? When I was little - as in 5-9 years old - I loved running because I was always the fastest. My dad was so impressed because I was faster than kids older than me and I really loved impressing him. At age 10 I broke my thigh and had to re-learn how to walk. Since then I've just hated running. Truly hated it. I've always said that no one could get me to run unless I was being chased. I did try a few times to pick it up due to being unhappy with my weight but it never stuck with me. And to my luck I have never been chased. *knock on wood* ugh *chills*
But Nathalie and I are signing us up for a half marathon on Friday. In case you don't know a half marathon is 21,0975 km. We're doing it on September 14th which gives us exactly 200 days to train in.
Why do I want to do this when I really hate running you ask? Just that. Because I hate running. For me it will never be about being the fastest. I just want to reach the goal line no matter how many hours it will take me. I want to love it, I want to feel energized after a run, I want to accomplish something that is out of my comfort zone. And this certainly is.
This decision will be life changing for me. I want it to be at least and I'm going to fight for it. Well actually, I'm going to run for it ;)
Are you a runner and if so what tips can you give me? x
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