I (and most likely almost all of you) never thought it would come to this; I actually completed a half-marathon, the Hella Hamburg Half-Marathon. Yay!
Albeit on inline skates.
Albeit with busted ball-bearings. In cold gusty head winds. In the pouring rain.
It was a literal hell on wheels – imagine chewing on a tablespoon of sand and you’ll get a feeling for how smooth and effortless my ball-bearings were turning – but at least I didn’t quit. I kept going until I crossed the finish line. Only to skate in to the right (but the wrong) side of the time recording mat. Doh!
Oh, well. Finishing instead of throwing my skates in the Binnenalster and quitting the race was enough of a victory for me.
Mental note to self: Bring an extra set of ball-bearings or skates to the next competition.