Well, I will turn big 40 this September - not quite the age Im looking forward to, lol. Anyway, I wanted to do something special when I hit the 40. Wondering if its possible that I could train and race for 1/2 marathon by this September??? Or its too soon? I just ran a 5K on St. Patricks day a slow 35 minutes (was sick for 3 days just before the race).
It's definitely possible, sapphiregal! I started running in Sept, ran my first 1/2 marathon in Dec, a second one in February, and just finished the LA Marathon one week ago. This was with working a FT job and traveling quite a bit as well. Having said that, I was not as consistent with my training as I would've liked, so I'm starting C25K again in April to get back on a regular running schedule. If you're feeling healthy, then even if you go slow, six months gives you lots of time to prepare. If it's a goal of yours, then I say go for it!
To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
It is possible and now is a great time for you to continue the training that you have already started, if you were starting from scratch it would be harder but you are running regularly and that is half the battle, be prepared to put in the extra time required for the training.