You are a runner because you run. Doesn't matter the distance or the speed. If you want to train for a half marathon and you want to be in a place with others who have the same interest, you're in the right place! I never planned on running a half or a full marathon. I joined those teams on a whim. After reading success stories and training stories at first I thought I couldn't do it. I thought "That's great for them but that'll never be me" well, I surprised myself. You are capable of so much and being surrounded by others who love the same things is
With God all things are possible
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you have to start somewhere. the best thing about running is the only person you compete with is yourself, You run at your own pace. the best thing about our sport is I find other runners so willing help out another runner with any kind of advice or tips. you are in the right group there is a bunch of amazing people in this group who will help you and guide you.
JESSICA723! In the running world, I've found that there are always people newer than you that you can help along their journey and there are always those who are more experienced to help you all yours. Runners are the most encouraging and friendly people I know. No matter what the differences....we all share one very important thing in common. The joy of the run! Glad you've decided to join us!
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
I am never surprised at how supportive runners are with one another. I have only met a few in my 6 plus years of running whom I have come across as nonsupporting. Runners, no matter what their level, are truly an amazing group of people.
Welcome, Jessica! Believe me, this team is for beginners and experienced half marathoners alike. It's a great source of information and encouragement! I have learned so much from the more experienced people here; I joined before doing my first half marathon, and it was this group that helped me survive and actually ENJOY the experience. I'm hooked on the half marathon distance now, hope you will be too!
Denise (Half Fanatic #1279) - PDT Time Zone
"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." - William Bagshot
Wow you guys!! I just joined your team here and I was looking around at the forums and looked at the challenge for this month - You guys are far beyond my beginners level! I suppose that will encourage me to do better. I hope you don't mind having such a newbie around!
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