I want to run a half-marathon. I know it sounds crazy, but why not? I’ve come this far since last spring, why not go further? I’ve got about 6 weeks to train for the Brooklyn Holiday Half Marathon, which isn’t much time, but it’s more than this guy did:
I saw this video today as I was looking for training tips online. He is running a half-marathon without training at all and he is so positive throughout the whole race, as he gives updates to his viewers at every mile. It’s a really entertaining video, especially because of his commentary on how he is feeling and how his buddy feels throughout. Definitely worth watching.
Right now, I’m at a point where I truly believe I can do anything. Sure, my POTS still acts up a bit sometimes (a lot, other times), but if I can get my butt out of bed and work hard enough to join a sports team, I can certainly get my butt off the couch during my down time and train for this!
Speaking of my sports team, I want to brag a bit. I recently competed at the Head of the Fish Regatta in Saratoga Springs, NY, where my boat came in Third Place to UMass, a D1 school (my school is D3). We came in Third with a pretty good time, after also having another boat crash into mine, sending us veering off course, through the white-capping waves of the river. We made up the lost time, and then some, as we proceeded to pass two boats in our race lineup. It was awesome!! Here’s a picture of my boat:
Note the super-cute, mid-race, ‘are we done yet?’ faces. I’m the angry-looking one in the back….
Anywho- that was my revelation and my bragging for the day. I’ll continue to post with my progress as soon as I make some progress! See you all soon!
As always, If there’s anything in here so far that you can identify with, keep reading as I post. If you can’t relate, but want to read more about my journey as I carry on, keep reading. If not, then I hope you learned something about POTS.
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To all my fellow Potsies, good luck out there!