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Life lessons from a (half) marathon

Written by Cheryl Tay on . Posted in Cheryl Tay Blog | Blog Post of Cheryl Tay

So last night I ran my first half marathon – 21.1km of the Sundown Marathon.


I was feeling a little nervous prior to the run because I wanted to complete the run without stopping. The last time I ever ran anything close to a half marathon was almost a decade ago when I was on the school’s cross-country team.

I was only signed up for the run quite late (about three weeks before) when I was offered a spot to take part, so I didn’t have time to train. It also didn’t help that I travelled extensively in the month of May (4 trips, 3 countries, 3 weeks). Hence, my aim was to just complete the half marathon without stopping.


The good news is – I finished the 21.1 kilometres without stopping and the better news is – I ran it in about 2 hours 7 minutes plus, which I feel is a pretty decent time considering I didn’t train!



While running and willing myself to carry on, I realised there were many things I could relate life to and so I just want to share some life lessons that I discovered through this marathon:

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