LIFE GOAL COMPLETED: Run half a marathon!

My bucket list doesn’t exist out of a lot of things. Mostly travelling, learning about new things or how to do new things and running. When I was 15 I made this list and two of the items were: run half a marathon and run a marathon. I am so very proud to say that I have completed one of these.

Today I ran half a marathon at 25th edition of the Leiden Marathon. I finished in 2 hours and 16 minutes. My goal was to finish in 2 hours and 10 minutes but because of the heat, and my first time EVER running this distance I still felt very proud. I was incredibly lucky that my dad, an experienced marathon runner, ran with me the entire time.

I would like to thank my asics for the training program I followed to finish this race. It was incredibly helpful. Now the plan is to relax and recover and in two weeks start training for a marathon (also with my asics). I don’t know which one, I don’t know how well I will do but I will run one.

Here are some pictures:

 

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Allison, 21, BA of Arts and MA of Media Studies (Comparative Literature and Theatre Studies) at Leiden University.

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