So who’s running in the marathon tomorrow? I am! Well, the 10K actually, but as I’ve learned in Beirut if you’re running any of the races that take place on the day of the marathon you SAY you’re running in the marathon.
I am so excited for my second race ever! Back in May I did my first 5k race, which at the time was the most I had ever run in my life. A bunch of my friends on Twitter were talking about the Couch to 5K running program and one thing led to another and I decided to give it a go. If you know me, you know that I’ve DETESTED (yes, I use that strong of a word!) running since I was in junior high school and we were forced to run the perimeter of our school campus every Monday. So needless to say, this was definitely a random decision to try and work up to a 5K (30 minutes of running!!) but I did it! The C25K program works, people!
I don’t remember how, but one way or another I learned about the races taking place in Beirut on November 7th shortly after my 5K and I made the decision to train for the 10K race. I started training for the race when I arrived here about two months ago and last weekend I ran 6 miles. I am excited to run the full 10K tomorrow and am hoping to do it an about an hour.