I want to run a half marathon this June.
Yes, I go through this every year, and Iâ€™ve failed miserable these last two years.
I want to say this year would be different yet I donâ€™t know that for sure, but Iâ€™m going to try.
I learned the hard way that the key to running a safe and successful race is training.
I started a training schedule this week; Iâ€™m starting off slowâ€¦
On Monday I went for a brisk five-kilometre walk.
On Tuesday, I turned up the music and danced, for an hour.
I ran a slow and steady five kilometres last night towards Coal Harbour and back.
Tonight I skipped (as in the skipping rope), and tomorrow Iâ€™ll try some hot yoga or floor exercises.
I plan on doing a longer ten kilometres on Sunday.
I remember the immense pride I felt from running my first half-marathon, and the disappointment of the second year because I didn’t train.
I really want it to be different this time, I want to be prepared, ready and confident.
Here’s to trying!