I Ran. A Half Marathon.

Oh snap, this can’t be real.

But it is!

On April 11th 2015, at approximately 10:30am ish, I ran a half-freaking marathon.


half marathon selfie 21k



I went out today with the intention of just running 14k, which was 2k less than what I did last week. Little did I know my body was capable of pushing so far, of doing so well. The longer I spent on my feet the faster I felt myself become, and when I saw 18k approach on my Fitbit, I said, why not push 3k more for a half marathon?

And bam. I did it. 2 hours, 3 minutes of amazingness. And I could’ve went on but my shoes were causing some discomfort(I have wide feet) and it was time to head back before my parents find out I was running(they frown upon it). I have never ran so far and long in my entire life. I am so, so, so proud of myself.

What a milestone! What a milestone!

I did this first thing in the morning in a fasted state, too.

I wasn’t planning at all on running so long, and since then I’ve been injured(more on that later; it was from another run later on that was much shorter) and because of the time off I’ve taken from running, I’m getting that runner’s doubt that makes you doubt your abilities to run at all anymore. Maybe my next Saturday run won’t be as long. Maybe it’ll even only be 12k, but it’ll be okay because I have to accept that it’s a blessing to even be able to move my legs the way I do.Β  There are people out there who are sick, who don’t have legs that would trade anything to be inΒ  my position, and here I am, sulking about my minor ankle injury because I missed three weeks straight of running. Granted it is a lot, and I’d probably be slower but to also even make it up to this point is itself such an accomplishment.

I know that with proper healing I’ll be jumping back into the groove in no time!

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But let’s just relish in the fact that I f*cking ran 21k in my life!

How many half marathons have you ran?

How long are your typical long runs and what do you do the day before and after your long run?

a link up with amanda, heather.

  • WOWZA! I could never run that far! You’re a superstars <3

  • Amber Woodyard

    Great job! I am a runner who is injured at the moment and I am beyond jealous!

  • Runwright

    Congrats on your accomplishment. If we were talking before you did the run, I would have advised that you not run for 2 hours in fasting state but… you did it! Just take care of yourself.

  • Cara Zimmer

    Way to go, that is awesome! I did 6.5 miles, and that’s the longest I had done in 6 months due to a leg injury!

  • Julia @ Lord Still Loves Me

    Wow, congratulations on the milestone Linda! I could never imagine just waking up and deciding to run a half marathon. Your running must be going great! I hope you take the next few days and really rest up as you deserve it. πŸ™‚

    I especially liked that you took note of the fact running is a blessing. I tell that to myself every time I go out for a run, though I only run about two miles when I do. πŸ™‚

    Once again, great job girl!

  • Linda, you’re amazing & congrats on the milestone! It’s really mission impossible for me. Hahaha!

  • Beauty in Christ

    Wow! The half marathon is an amazing milestone! πŸ™‚ Good job Linda!

  • That’s awesome!! πŸ˜€ Congrats to you on finishing a half marathon! I’ve run one once in my life, and haven’t really done any running since then. 😑 I hope your ankle gets better soon!

  • Congrats on completing your first half-marathon- that is a huge accomplishment! I have run 11 half-marathons in the past 8 years or so, but I will never forget the excitement of completing that first one!

  • I run 1/2 marathons every day – well ellipticalize them! LOL! So I guess that’s a little different. You are far more intense and awesome than me, that’s for dang sure!!!

  • heather

    awesome! i just did my second 5k this past weekend! Some day ill do a 1/2 and a whole marathon hopefully

  • Congrats Linda! I have run ONE half marathon in my life, and your time puts me to shame. Awesome work!

  • I do running, but I don’t have enough stamina and motivation (which I’m trying to increase, ’cause I need them, yo!) for
    running a half-marathon, let alone a full marathon. My dad has run marathons before, based on what I remember, and he really likes running too! Plus, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with running…unless the one doing it doesn’t have a body that really can’t handle doing it regularly, yo.

    • That’s awesome! I’d love to run with your dad, haha. I look up to marathon runners.

    • That’s awesome! I’d love to run with your dad, haha. I look up to marathon runners.8