I know. I’m with you. Running is hard. There was once a time in my life where I had literally never run more than a mile or so, and that was way back in middle school/high school sports, and after that 1 mile I nearly died. Running was not my thing and I never EVER thought it would be.
And then one day, just as I was starting to make an actual habit of frequenting the gym and doing things like lifting weights and getting on the elliptical, a friend said, “you should run a half marathon.” I told him it was literally the dumbest thing I had ever heard. It really was. At this point I was only getting on the treadmill for a maybe a few minutes to warm up. But 6 months later, I ran a half marathon. For real. Ran it. [Read more…]