I recently ran my first ever marathon. When I decided I wanted to run it seven months ago, I didn’t really do any research into what it takes to actually run a marathon, despite having only done a 10k up to that point. I just went for it, occasionally asking for advice along the way … More Everything I Ate for a Month Before My First Marathon
One week ago I ran the Copenhagen Marathon. It was my first ever marathon, and I ran the whole thing. The first 31 km were surprisingly easy, and everything after 36 km was just hell. That pretty much sums up the experience. I wanted to write this post last Sunday, when I was sitting on … More Marathon Update: I Did It!
In the immortal words of Ferris Bueller, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” Okay, maybe only the first part applies to me right now. But it’s hard to believe I’m writing this with less than four weeks to go before my first … More Marathon Update: One Month To Go
A few things have happened so far this year in relation to my goal of running a marathon in 2017. After getting tired of running the short, straight, flat path in the tiny park by my house, I set off in search of a new track and discovered I live just twenty minutes from an … More Marathon Update: It’s Official!
Just over a month ago I decided I was going to run the Copenhagen Marathon in May. With six and a half months of training, it seemed totally doable to learn how to run more than four hours at once. So how am I doing with now only (gulp) five and a half months to … More Marathon Update: One Month In
I’ve been feeling a little helpless lately. Once again I’m unemployed, far away from my friends, and stessed about money and major decisions. My one concrete life goal that I hoped to achieve before turning 25, climbing Kilimanjaro, is looking financially out of reach. So, to get my spirits up (or, as the British say, … More I’m Running a Marathon!
But seriously though. Those goals came so fast that a Spanish commentator wouldn’t even have finished yelling “GOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLL” before they scored the next one. If you saw the 0-6 score on a small TV you might think it was 0-0 and the second 0 was a bit blurry. Man.
I actually meant to write a lot more over the last two months, but didn’t. So what prompted me to try again? Deutschland. I watch a lot of sports and I get really passionate about my teams. But I have never, ever felt like I did watching the Brazil-Germany World Cup semifinal last night. From … More Deutschland