I don’t want to go too far back and bore you with my training since it was several months ago now, but to say I was not a runner before I started training for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon would be an understatement. Not only was I NOT a runner, but I hated running! I didn’t see the point, I thought it was incredibly boring. Well that and I was out of breath after just a few minutes which did not make it very enjoyable.
When I decided to start training for a half marathon (you can read about why I was doing this in my previous post) I was literally starting from nothing. I armed myself with a pair of new running sneakers and an app on my iPhone called GET RUNNING and on May 24th, 2011 I went out for my first run. “Run” may actually be giving it a bit too much credit, it was one minute run/ walk intervals – but over the next few months I became a runner!
I went from nothing to 3 miles and eventually all the way up to 13.1 miles just in time for the Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon!
Be sure to stop back for recaps on the race and the Meet Up & Eat Up experience I got to participate in!