Nqabisa Ndodana

Monday, February 02, 2015

I usually post in the evenings but today I decided to switch it up a bit because I still want to keep the balance between work and the blog. Trying a few things here and there to see what works and what doesn't because life is about trying out new things right?

I've always been a runner. In high school I was a sprinter and totally hated long distance. At the time I believed that long distance had its own breed of people, "the crazy ones" that enjoyed running those distances. Flash forward to 2012 the first Nike night run on the 21st of March. I was so excited to taking part in the race without any training since I was a natural runner. I finished the race and I would say that's when I started to itch. The itch was to better my time with a little bit of training next time around. That year I participated in a few 5km races.

January 2013 I did my first half marathon (Dischem). I attempted is race with zero training. My brother thought I was crazy to attempt 21km with no training. So that morning I set to prove myself and my brother wrong. My goal was to finish the race before the cut-off time of 3hrs. I finished that race in 2hrs45min. Not bad for a first timer.

2014 I set out to become more serious about my running. My mission was to run a race every month. First I joined a club, RAC. I could never make the weekly runs since I finish work at 5pm. I set out t run 3-4 times a week. My first race for the year was the Dischem half marathon. This time around I managed to finish in 2hrs30min. I was happy with my training. I have completed 14 races this year. I run to challenge myself and to push my body to the next level.

I plan to run a marathon on every continent as well as complete a comrades. "It always seems impossible until it is done" - Nelson Mandela

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