Almost four years ago, I first wrote about possibly starting an exercise regimen. I mean, really…that was the original plan. I went on a 5K walk with Sunshine and thought that was the beginning of my “road to walking a half marathon”.
Realistically speaking, taking a year to “get ready” to walk a half marathon probably wasn’t such a realistic idea. Well…it’s not easy, but it’s certainly do-able. Unfortunately, I was on the 2-year plan and wasn’t able to complete my half until 2013.
But still…it’s pretty crazy to look back and realize that I’ve been trying (on and off) to get myself into better shape for four years now. It’s been a continuing battle, but one that I seemed bound to win eventually. Right now, I feel like I’m finally winning my battles against laziness and the couch itself (at least for the most part). In fact, I’ve actually lost 20 pounds in the past two months!
Earlier this year I thought that running a half-marathon was easily within reach. As I’ve learned over the past couple of months, that task may be a bit more difficult than I had originally anticipated. Thankfully, I feel like if I continue at the pace I am with my workouts that running a half-marathon will eventually be no problem within the next year or so…which is insane to think about realistically.
So until I reach that particular goal, I’ll keep chugging along as best I can. Fingers crossed, I can make the most of my opportunities and run that half marathon at some point between now and the end of next year.