In 2011, I dreamed of running a half marathon.
I’m not sure when this dream started. It might have been when I crossed the finish line of the Trail to Ale 10K and I was still standing. Or after reading other runners’ inspiring accounts of finishing their own half marathons.
I tend to be slightly self-deprecating when it comes to ideas like this. To me, running a half marathon was more of a dream than a reality. I could never run 13.1 miles.
But my dream grew as my runner friends asked me when (not if) I was going to sign up for a race. My response? “In 2012.”
Well, it’s 2012.
And this year, I am going to prove myself wrong.
I stumbled on this race a couple months ago and shared the link with my favorite runner friend, Kassi. We had both chatted about wanting to run a half marathon and I knew she’d be very interested. She suggested that we register immediately (that’s why she’s my favorite). Unfortunately, the timing was bad for me and I knew I’d have to wait until January to be able to afford the registration fee. We didn’t mention it again until she posted this message on my facebook wall:
So I checked my email and found this:
And on May 27th, 2012, I will be running this:
Let the training begin.