Have you ever thought about running a 5k or a half-marathon?
The first time I decided to run one I had to Google exactly how many miles a half-marathon involved. My initial reaction was to chuckle when I realized that it was two miles further than my eleven mile drive to work — just 13.1 miles. Then I became doubtful. Yikes- 13.1 miles?!! Seemed impossible. I was excited and nervous.
Could I do it? Why do it? How would I do it? I’d never run more than three or four miles at one time, ever, and that was back in 1999 when I was in college. Yet last April, at 34 years old, I managed to run 13.1 miles. I ran the More Half-Marathon and blogged about my journey as a More.com contributer and for the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women campaign. I used social media to make me accountable, meet other running moms/women, and learn from them.
So how did I answer those three questions and get it done?
Join me on Sundays at my personal blog, JusticeJonesie.com, as I answer these questions and more. We’ll talk about getting started running or running your next race. And, if you are running a 5k or a half we can motivate each other and get it done! (I know I still need that accountability and motivation!) Along the way, I’ll introduce you to some of my favorite social media runners, blogs, and sites that I use as a resource.
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See you there!