A few weeks ago I got an email about the Houston Aramco Half Marathon in January and that you could put your name in the lottery to possibly get picked. I thought about it for a while and decided to go for it. I prayed that if I am supposed to do this then I would get picked and on June 25th I got an email that I was chosen! OH MY WORD! I am not a runner....I'm not really a jogger yet either but at least lately I have been somewhat following a plan. Today I ran three minutes....walked three....then ran three again! I cranked the speed up to 5.0 and even though it was tough it was easier to run faster than slower. I have never sweated like I did today!!!!! It felt good.
I have asked a friend that is a runner to guide me to a program to get me ready for January and I have been doing a lot of reading on running lately. I am excited to be doing this and to finally be able to say I finished my first half marathon!!!! I hope it will just be the first of many and a road to a healthier me!