I wanted to write this while it’s still so fresh in my heart. While my legs still hurt, and my eyes well up every time I think about it. It’s a feeling that I hope will stay with me for a very long time. It’s like your heart and soul is full and warm and satisfied. Wait… we need to go back a bit.
I signed up for my first half marathon (21km) about 8 weeks ago. I was encouraged by Knysna Oyster Festival and Knysna Tourism to accept the challenge to run the Momentum Cape Times Knysna Forest Half Marathon. At first, I laughed. It was just that: laughable. I was not a runner, I was not fit and at that point, not very healthy. I’d recently published a few posts on my rapid and awful weight gain and general unhappiness with my health and body image. I didn’t … Read the rest