Why did you sign up to do this run?
I was raising support for my trip overseas and also my friend encouraged me to do my first half marathon.
How did you feel once you crossed the finish line?
I was in a lot of pain from my knees but I did feel a big sense of accomplishment as I didn’t think I could ever run a half-marathon.
What would you say was the hardest challenge in this race?
My knees were in a lot of pain after about halfway through. I just wasn’t used to the distance since the furthest I had ran prior to the race was about 4 miles.
What was the most rewarding thing about completing this run?
Telling everyone who supported me and also everyone who doubted me that I did it!
Was there any specific running gear or program that helped you train better?
I used a knee supporter but it still hurt afterwards — I think if I had done a bit more research maybe I could have found something that helped.
If you have any words of encouragement for new runners, please share!
I think having a friend run with me was very helpful since he kept encouraging me throughout the race. Sometimes it’s nice to take on something with someone who really supports your endeavors.