I am a half marathon finisher

correr 21 de jun. de 2014


I trained聽for about 3 months, ran over 350km聽to prepare the race and thought that I would have to skip it again聽(as I had to do in 2013)聽due to some nasty聽conjunctivitisaffecting my right eye. Before you ask: NO. I DON’T FART ON MY PILLOW.

That thingie on my eye kind of scared the sh*t out of me. Not because of the infection, but because due to that I wasn’t able to run. And well, after being training in a good way聽(not perfect but not bad either)聽for the last 90 days, I was going to get so pissed if I couldn’t run again.

Probably you wonder who is the guy with me on the picture. Well, he’s a friend of mine,聽Micha毛l. He’s the guy that I run聽with聽and he’s the guy that I convinced to run with me the聽half marathon.聽Two months ago he couldn’t run more than 30 min, but woah, he’s such a hardcore guy. I remember when talking to him at the beginning聽of his trainings program聽 I told him that he should train a lot to so both of聽us could train together.聽He was running 5 times per week. For about 3 weeks.聽I really couldn’t understand from where he was getting all the power to do that.聽That was a real聽GO BIG OR GO HOME. And this, ladies and gentlemen, is how you achieve things. Being constant and working hard.聽So that’s him, my friend. My running buddy I’d say. We decided to start the race together and we finished it together.

Probably if I was running solo I could have done it a bit faster. But seriously,聽who cares?聽I had so-much-fun running together and it’s amazing when you cross the finish line with someone that you have been training with.

So fellas, if you are running and you have a friend that wants to start to do it, be there! Train with them. The satisfaction after the results are achieved will be聽double!


So that’s it! Another thing that I can cross out from my bucket list.聽And well, as you saw on the first picture, I was running with my聽Go Pro.聽What means that I filmed the whole thing. And here’s the video.

Thanks for reading, watching and being there! You guys聽rock!


Pau Mateo

M茅dico veinti-algo-a帽ero con una pasi贸n por la fotograf铆a y la aventura que es f谩cilmente contagiable.