Tuesday, January 31, 2012
If someone had told me a few years back that today I would be training for a half marathon I would have laughed (obnoxiously) in their face – more in disbelief that such an idea could be possible rather than it actually being funny.
I played volleyball in high school and DREADED the measly 12 minute warm up run every single day. It is truly incredible how you can change your body and mind. I must admit, I don’t think I would be where I am today without my coach (aka boyfriend, ha). Matt has been a runner his whole life, competing in track and whatnot, so when we started running together it was hard for him to understand my struggle. I was huffing-puffing-grunting and on the verge of puking after the first half mile (so sad, I know). With his help it is a completely different story now, which I am so incredibly happy to say. I am a self-proclaimed couch potato turned 5k a day runner! And with EASE! It is the best feeling in the world to overcome such a physical struggle.