The 13 Worst Parts About Training For Your First Half Marathon

Running a half marathon is no easy feat! It requires discipline, courage and just the right amount of crazy! Are you getting ready to run 13.1? Here are the 13 worst parts about training for your first half marathon --

1. Not knowing what you're doing.

13 worst parts about training for your first half marathon

2. Feeling like you're dying after a few miles.

3. Being sore ALL THE TIME.

13 worst parts about training for your first half marathon

4. Fearing every single long run.

5. Wondering if it will ever get easier.

13 worst parts about training for your first half marathon

6. Spending all your money on cute running clothes.

13 worst parts about training for a half marathon

"If I have to run 10 miles this weekend, I want to look cute doing it."

7. Trying energy gels for the first time.

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8. Discovering what "runners trots" are.

13 Worst Parts About Training For Your First Half Marathon

Hell hath no fury like an uncooperative stomach.

9. Having a bad run and feeling utterly hopeless.

13 worst parts about training for a half marathon

"I'll never be ready. This is impossible."

10. Feeling hungry every second of every day.

13 worst parts about training for your first half marathon

THE RUNGER IS REAL!

11. Talking to other runners and not understanding a word that comes out of their mouths.

13 worst parts about training for a half marathon

Lactate threshold? Hill repeats? Yasso 800s? Bookend miles? What the hell are you even saying!

12. Wasting all of your spare time reading articles on running blogs and Runners World.

13 worst parts about training for your first half marathon

13. Experiencing the insanity of a taper.

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But it's all worth it because before you know it, you're crossing the finish line of your very first half marathon and you remember back to when you thought it was impossible. And you'll find yourself saying, "When can I do that again!" Until next time, #RunSelfieRepeat.

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.