Nine Things I Learned Training For My First Marathon

author posing with marathon finishers medal

In August I completed one of my biggest challenges to date: running a marathon. Surprisingly, I didn’t start with this goal. I’d signed up for a half marathon months in advance and, as I gradually built up the distance of my long runs, I realized how much I enjoyed ticking off more mileage each week. Eventually, I was able to run up to 20 miles. The thought entered my mind, could I run a marathon?

After weeks of telling myself there was no way I could do it, I put my doubts to one side and went on the hunt for a race to sign up for. I felt impulsive and desperately wanted to challenge myself.

Adam Smith is an accomplished individual who serves as an chief contributor at Healthify Magazine, a leading publication dedicated to promoting health and wellness. With a passion for empowering individuals to live healthier lives, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to his role.