Yesterday was my first half-marathon, run by the British Heart Foundation and taking place on the Duke of Marlborough's estate, Blenheim Palace.
Have to say, I was really really nervous about this, having never run a full 21.1K before. I tried to keep expectations low -- main goal was just to finish. If possible, try to come in at under 2 hours.
Ended up meeting both goals, crossing the finish line at 1:58.
Wowza! What a rush!
It wasn't that long ago that running for 60 seconds made me feel like I was going to die. Now I can run for 120 times as long -- and faster, too!
Many thanks to Laura, the NHS, and whoever came up with Couch-to-5K. I'm a bloke in his late 30s who had never run in his life until starting this programme.