That is so exciting! I'm sorry that you've been so sick. I have to ask you how you get by with living there. You must really know Japanese! To mingle everywhere like you do. You can't just get by with hand motions for very long! I am so proud of you!! 2044 days ago
I am so proud of you! I KNEW you could do it! Every race will get easier. You did great for your first race! I can feel your enthusiasm! :) What I used to do was find a focus point (another runner that is quite far ahead) and aim to catch that point! Also you didn't mention how you breathed, but I thought I'd just add this in. When you jog, take two breaths in and two breaths out! I found when I concentrated on two in and two out I was so focused on breathing correctly, that I didn't realize how tired I was.
Keep up the GREAT WORK! I am so excited for you! WhooHoo!!!! 2044 days ago