#letsrun: Part 1
Over the past year, there have been several people from FDLIC participate in either a half or full marathon. In case you aren’t aware of the distance, a half-marathon is 13.1 miles and a full marathon is 26.2 miles. Training can be anywhere from 12 to 20 weeks depending on the training program. This kind of discipline is not for the faint at heart, but the reward and accomplishment you feel as you cross the finish line is worth it…
well for most! I was apart of the first running group that traveled to Oklahoma City to participate in the OKC Memorial Race last April. This was an incredible experience as we “Run to Remember” those who have lost their lives and bring hope to the future.
Several from the group got the “runners high”, inspired a few others, and signed up for another race the following December. We also had two half-marathon relay teams participate. So, if 13.1 seems too daunting, a relay is a great way to experience the adrenaline without the long distance. The race was apart of the Rock’n’Roll series in San Antonio, TX with bands lined up at every mile of the race course. No need for headphones when there’s live music present! The weather wasn’t bad either despite the time of year.
It is amazing to be a part of a company that supports and encourages overall wellness as well as living an active lifestyle. I never thought I would run more than 3 miles, but with the proper training, almost anyone can do it. Our bodies are incredible in what they can achieve. I would encourage you to think about training for a race and become and “half-marathoner” or “marathoner.” It truly is an accomplishment at any age!