If you happen to be the only runner in your circle, then I’d suggest you play it smart and anonymously pass this on to your friends and family for some more (clear) inspiration. ;-)…
The Düsseldorf Marathon deserves its place in my mind and heart as being my FIRST one, the beginning of a new life, the countdown to the next marathons, the look in my eyes when being asked about it, the turning point of this blog if you want.
As you can hopefully remember, on the 24th of April, I ran my first marathon, beat all my personal targets and have now caught the bug. The high of crossing the finish line, after 8 months of preparation, is a feeling I want to experience over and over again. Nevertheless trying to summarize a transformative experience like running your first marathon using words is almost as hard as running a marathon itself.
Here I go … 3 months later speaking from my heart….
Hooray! :-)) On Sunday I ran my first marathon. 42.195km (26.2 miles). It was, without a doubt, a HUGE success and my best race ever!!! I finished it strong, happy and in 03:48:36 placing myself 15th in my age group and 124 overall.
Don’t get me wrong, running a marathon is definitely very challenging and requires months of preparation. But if you’re willing to put in the time too, the results will follow. And they are SO worth it! Trust me on this….