Half Marathon, Hot Spring & Art Museum

I finished my first half marathon yesterday in Echigo-Yuzawa, Niigata. It took me almost 1.5 year since I started running last year. This time I just quit worrying too much about fitting the race into schedule (training, travel, etc) and entered this race.

Kids race before the marathon.

Turned out it was a good idea. True, I can’t say I was 100% ready but at least I now know how it feels to do this.

I took it easy and made sure to keep my own pace. The experience wasn’t as painful as I thought it would be – as far as I can tell right now 🙂 Continue reading “Half Marathon, Hot Spring & Art Museum”