Wait. Let's stop and rewind:
Okay. It was never easy for me. I was born a poor black child. I remember the days, sittin' on the porch with my family, singin' and dancin' down in Mississippi.
Not that far.
I took up running in the Spring of 2010. I had regularly been walking about 2 miles on an average of 4 to 5 times per week. So, when the running bug hit, I thought it would be easy! My first run was about 1/8 mile and I was completely out of breath. I just decided I would plug away at it and go a little further each time. By August (with the help of my daughter) I ran my first 2 mile race.
About this same time, my hometown announced that they would be holding their first ever marathon during the summer of 2012. It was a nagging thought - could I really do it?
Over the next 1 1/2 years, reality set in. I could not run a marathon but MAYBE I could do a 1/2 Marathon! So, just after the first of the year in 2012, I signed up. I knew that paying the money would keep me accountable.
I found a 12 week Couch to Half Marathon training guide online and decided to extend it to about 24 weeks. I basically doubled each week's long run.
More on my training soon....