I am not a distance runner. Never have been. But my mate, Mary, has signed me up to do my first ever running race – a 3.5mile (that’s almost 6km!) – and today was my first day of training. So this is a BIG DEAL for me.
Today, I witnessed something inspiring. In the cold, damp San Francisco summer morning, I saw the Canadian push herself harder than she ever has before: 13.1 miles of pushing. Her first half marathon ever. Half MARATHON. And she triumphed.