My First Half Marathon

The Western Pacific Half Marathon was back in May, but here is what I posted on my Instagram right after I completed the race:

 

Mile 11

 

“It’s still crazy to me that I ran 13.1 miles today. S/o to anyone who completes a full marathon because if you asked me to do what I did today twice, I’d slap you in your face! At mile 8, I felt my right hip flexor acting up, at mile 9 my right ankle stiffened up, and around mile 10 my right knee started hurting, but I pushed through to the end. Time to take it easy with my runs for a month and focus on resistance training more. And again, s/o to my brother Gordon! We did it bro, 13.1 effin’ miles. It’s just the beginning. #getsome #everyday………. Mile 11 of our very first Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and we got smiles on our faces. Trust me fam, if you want to be a runner, you have to learn (or relearn) to enjoy it, you have to want to run, you have to respect your feet, your body and the ground you’re running on. You have to grow to love running. Don’t run for anything other than your love for running; everything else will come: the health, the fitness, the abs, the endurance, etc. Don’t disrespect running by feeling that you HAVE to run! You don’t HAVE to run, you GET to run!!! #BornToRun #everyday #getsome #ypowr”

3 thoughts on “My First Half Marathon

    • ypowr says:

      Thanks! I’m finally getting settled at my Y, which means I’ll have more time to post. I’ve been running! But I just haven’t had time to post. Hope all is well with you! My buddy, Charlie, and I will begin our “race in every state” challenge starting in 2013. Thanks for the inspiration!

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