This year, I’m really starting to do some longer races. I’ve already run Broad Street (10 miles), and have 2 more half-marathons and then a full marathon in November. Since I’ve started running back in 2010, I’ve been using Runkeeper on my phone to track my runs to give myself an idea how far and how fast I’m running. It’s a pretty nice little app and service using your phone’s GPS to track how you’re doing and overlaying your path over Google Maps. But as I’ve been running more and participating in some longer races, I’ve noticed that its accuracy was starting to become questionable.
Well, it’s official, this November I will be running my first full marathon. On November 23, 2014 I will be running the Philadelphia Marathon.
This week, I was hoping to get back into my gym routine. I went so far as to do a double session on Monday in hockey (2.5 hours of drills) and was all ready to start on Tuesday after a few false starts over the last month.
I did it. After all the hard work and exercise, I ran a half marathon yesterday! From barely being able to run a mile three and a half years ago, to 13.1 miles…it’s a journey I am incredibly proud of.