#081 – Running a half marathon is no easy feat, it is a thrilling journey filled with exhilarating highs and challenging lows. In this podcast episode, I, Jake Bushman recount my journey of running my second half marathon at the breathtaking Snow Canyon in St. George, Utah.
My personal and professional life is thoroughly explored in this episode, providing a unique glimpse into my background. The episode reveals my high school days, my 25-year marriage, and my long stint living in Las Vegas. My education at Northern Arizona University and my major in hotel and restaurant management are also touched upon, offering a deeper understanding of my life beyond the podcast.
One of the significant aspects of this episode is the conversation about the preparation and reflection on a race. The decision-making process, the support from family and the running community, and the training schedule leading up to the race are discussed in detail. This conversation delves into the challenges and triumphs of training for a half marathon and the sheer determination it takes to reach the finish line.
The Race Day Snow Canyon Half Marathon experience is another highlight of this episode. The hosts discuss the various events that take place during the race, the presence of over 2000 runners, and the use of buses to transport participants to the starting line. I also share personal experiences from race day, providing an insightful look into the entire process.
Running a half marathon comes with its set of challenges. This episode explores these challenges and the strategies used to overcome them. I discuss my experiences and share my thoughts and feelings as I navigate through the course. I touch on the importance of pacing and the impact of external factors on my performance. This chapter provides insight into the ups and downs of running a race and the mental and physical aspects involved.
This episode concludes with an expression of gratitude to the listeners and an encouragement for everyone to continue sharing their own journeys and experiences. After all, it’s not just about the destination, but the journey itself. Tune in to this exciting episode to draw inspiration from my half-marathon experience and embark on your own journey of determination and resilience.