Post Cairns Ironman 70.3 a few years later.....
don't always listen to the voices in your head! I started running at the age of about 30 I think - I had only ever walked up until then and here we are!!! First ever half marathon(as part of a team in the Cairns Ironman 2016)
Running is like a meditative state - as you get your breathing and rhythm sorted out it takes you out of your every day stuff into a really present state! No i'm not going 'new age' however this is the best way to describe what happens to me and I'm going to guarantee - lots of other runners too!
Throw in a buddy that runs with you and BOOM! it's fun, it's happening, it's still meditate and it's a bonus if your buddy is fitter....'cause they can do the talking and distract you from your pain factor!!!
absolutely smashed my split times for this event which damn! means I need to be on track for the next run in Townsville in 4 weeks! eeekkk
See you on the pavement sometime soon :)