Eight years ago this October, I ran a half marathon. I’d dabbled in 5K mud runs over the years and gone on an occasional jog, but the runner badge was one that never seemed to stick for me. Then, when I moved to New York City for my first full-time career role working at a fitness magazine, I figured there was no better time to try to embrace the word—especially since the Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon in Brooklyn was just over six months away, giving me plenty of time to prepare for race day.
Fast forward through weeks and months of training and I completed the run without walking—my only goal for the race. It was challenging to say the least. So much so, that in the eight years since, I’ve once again been at odds with running.
Now though, the DC Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon is just six months away and I’m once again feeling pulled in that direction