To everyone who’s been a reader of HalfMarathons.Net over the past few years, first of all thank you SO much for visiting the site and making what was once a hobby site that basically 20 people a day came to see into something that’s much, much more. I couldn’t have developed it without all of your help, suggestions and ideas, and for that I’m so grateful.
Now, I’m finally getting around to doing something that I’ve been wanting to do since I started this site, which is publish a blog about the races I’ve run, and those that you’ve run, to offer a more personal glimpse into what makes all of these races unique, challenging and fun. I have to admit I’ve probably been meaning to get this blog together for like 2-3 years and have just never gotten off my behind to do it, but with a little help and inspiration from a friend of mine who’s just started her own blog and has gotten great response to it so far, I decided to go ahead and give this a go.
My good friend Rob and I, pausing for a photo at the Vista Point turnaround at this year's San Francisco Half Marathon
So what can you expect to see here? What I hope to feature are more personal stories from the races I’ve run and those I run in the future, to give you more of a close-up look at what they’re like. (And yes, I bring my iPhone with me when I run a race so I can snap photos along the way!)
What I also hope to do is to find some more people (besides myself) who’ve got some great, interesting stories to tell about how they got into running, what it does for them, and what their experiences have helped them become. I already have a few people in mind that I’ve talked to in recent months over email about interviews and articles, so expect to see some stories soon in that vein.
Also with that in mind, I’d love to hear your suggestions on what you’d like to see here — what are you curious about when it comes to running these races, training & preparing for them, or other features that I haven’t thought of? Who do you want to know more about out there in the running world? I can’t make any promises, but I can do my best to try to bring their stories to you as well.
Thanks again for reading, and I look forward to hearing from you all.