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The Rock N Roll Philadelphia Half Marathon was my first ever half marathon I ran. The journey to the run was a lot of fun. And really eye opening at the same time. I started running just 2 months before this race. When I started, someone very close to me told me that it would be almost impossible to complete. It was 2 months prior that I just up and decided to do this. 2 months to get ready to run 13.1 miles. And part of me believed they were right. That I couldn’t do this and I should just give up.
But I didn’t.
I stuck to my running plan and every night just took it one day at a time. I didn’t do anything special but wake up and accomplish a singular goal, in order to achieve my major goal.
And now here I am. It wasn’t easy. The miles were tough, but it was definitely a life changing event for me. I proved to myself that something that can look so daunting can be achieved through hard work and perseverance.
One of the best parts of all this is I did it in a half decent time. Through my training I expected to finish in 2 hours 45 min. By the end I finished officially at 2:37:57.