One Foot in Front of the Other

23.1 miles.

Thousands of steps.

Loads of carbs.

This year I added two more running medals to my collection–Broad Street Run in May and the Philadelphia Rock and Roll Half Marathon in September.

This was my third time running Broad Street, and it’s one of my favorite races. Not only is it flat with great views, there is a quintessential Philly energy in the air. And, this year, I stuck with a Run Coach training plan and set a personal record time!

A half marathon has been on my bucket list for years (some choose exotic vacations, I pick pavement). I learned an important lesson training for my first half marathon, that I’d rather run with snow on the ground than blazing hot days. It was quite fitting, considering the race day ended up being 80 degrees with insane humidity for mid-September.

It’s amazing what happens when you just put one foot in front of the other. Before long, you no longer think about where you’ve been but where you’re headed. Now, the question is, what race do I do next?

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