I was sitting down with my friend Jen earlier this year, who just so happens to be Women's Health magazine's Fitness Director, a recent Ironman finisher and a certified trainer, about setting our New Year's goals. Anyone who has met Jen Ator knows she is one of the most motivated and inspiring girls around, so I was eager to make strong resolutions. Ultimately, I came up with two big goals -- learn how to play the Ukulele and run a half marathon. Never in a million years would I think that learning to play an instrument would be easier than training to run 13.1 miles. I mean, isn't running supposed to be skill we are naturally born with?
In high school I thought I would join the cross-country team, but that was short lived, and I ended up hiding in the bushes with a friend after running about 10 minutes, waiting for the rest of the team to pass us before joining back in at the end of the run. The idea of running 13.1 miles on purpos...
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