500km in one year

One year ago today I started keeping track of my running. I had just joined a new gym and Jason and I had made a pact to really give the gym a go this time. Little did I know what this would lead to…

During this last year I participated in a 5km run with my dad and brother in Santiago, Chile and a 16km run with my workmates and friends here in Amsterdam. I bought myself fancy new Nike Lunarglide running shoes and a bluetooth heart rate monitor. I managed to get to the gym 82 times and started running outdoors.

But best of all, I ran a total of 500km in one year.

Running Log - Distance (kms)

I for one would never have thought I could run that far in a lifetime, let alone one year. Yet, here I am, 500km later and only 2 weeks away from running my first half marathon. I must admit, I’m pretty nervous about running 21km. I’ve never actually run any further than about 18km in one go so 21km is going to be a stretch. But then again a year ago I didn’t even think I’d be able to complete the 5km run with my dad and brother without collapsing.

So there we go. A pat on the back for me. I’m proud of my efforts and am looking forward to another year of good, hard exercise. Who knows, maybe this time next year I’ll be able to blog about having run a whole marathon… :)

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