There are a lot of reasons why someone would choose to run a half marathon (13.1 miles, 21.1 kilometres, or 69,225 feet). Some want to take their running fitness to a new level. Some do it in preparation for a full marathon. Others are looking for space to spend time alone. For me, I signed up because I needed a reason to take a break from my overwhelming work schedule … and participate in a once in a lifetime experience.
Whenever people talk about running, I tell them all you really need is two feet and a heartbeat. While this is technically true, things like shoes, clothes, a watch and maybe some headphones certainly add to the experience. Oh, and a training plan will help a lot too. So I'm stringing together a couple thousand words here to get you going towards your first big race.