|YMCA Christmas Run 2009|
Enter the Long Run. I determined to run a half marathon. This motivation came mostly from watching still overweight Biggest Loser contestants compete in a marathon! “Hey, if they can do that, I should be able to do the same!” Realistically, though, I needed to survive a half first. I visited Smart Coach at Runnersworld.com and downloaded a customized training program. I picked a race in early May and then changed my mind - twice. The race date moved to the end of June and I delayed the long run training for a few weeks. Here is the race. Crazy, I know! Finally, I ran eight miles three weeks in a row, then nine, and then ten. The biggest challenge about the long run thus far has been mental. I have to really talk myself into settling down for a very lengthy workout!
Question: What challenges have you endured that changed your perspective?
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