Month: February 2018

My First Half-Marathon: 5 Lessons Learned

Last week I ran my first half-marathon in Miami annual Marathon race. It was AMAZING! But more on that later. A little back story on why I decided to run the half-marathon in the first place: I needed to push myself to achieve a goal to lose weight. I gained a couple of pounds and it was getting so hard to lose loose those extra pounds. (Damm you adulthood!) That’s why I decided to start running. I found a training plan on Pinterest and that was it. I immediately signed up to the race so I don’t “change ny mind” or “back out” from achieving my goal.   I trained for 16 weeks, 3 times a week. Every week the distances got longer and the training harder. With that on mind, I lost the extra weight in only a couple of months. (Yay me!) Here are five lessons I learned after running my first Half-Marathon:   1. Fuel-up! Always bring energy pick-me-ups to have during the race. At Km 15/Mile 9.3, I began feeling a …