I did it, I finished my first 1/2 marathon this morning. It’s true what Fred says, there is a lot of satisfaction in being able to say that. I accomplished what I set out to do.
The point is that your fitness journey (whatever that is) is much more enjoyable when you stop comparing yourself to others and focus on your own progress. The one thing I can say about running is that the only person I’ve ever competed against is myself. It takes a lot of the stress and anxiety out of it all. With every race, my goal is to do better than the last.
Compete with yourself, never with others and you can’t go wrong.
PS: More details from my race to come later this week.