Wednesday, February 8, 2012


I like to run. Yep, I probably sound insane to a lot of people but I really do like running. It's a great stress reliever for me and I get to clear my mind while I run.

I just started running again last weekend and I am impressed with myself on how I did. I haven't been running in over 9 months but I felt pretty good. I'm excited to try to improve my previous speed and get healthy (and fit into my size 2 pants again...).

Now it's time to figure out what race I want to do first. When I first started running in June of 2010 the personal trainer we have at work asked me if I wanted to do a half marathon. I think she did it more as a dare because she didn't think I'd actually do it. But I did. I did a 12 week training program and ran my ass off (literally).

I did my first half marathon in November of 2010:

This is totally motivation for me to keep running, my legs look great! They don't look anything like that now....

Locally we had a half marathon too and some more ladies from work joined in. So in March of 2011 I did my 2nd half marathon and beat my original time by 20 minutes!

(You'll notice that I have a stupid jacket tied to my waist, it was like 40 degrees when I got hotter, lesson learned.)

I have never ran a 5K or 10K race though. I started out kind of big with my half marathons. So now I have my mind set on a 10K in April! I'm so excited! It actually goes through my uncle's neighborhood so hopefully he can get out of bed early enough to see me run! I doubt that Josh and the girls will be able to handle getting up before 5am to see me.

Then maybe I'll try a 5K afterwards :)


  1. Yay! I was a runner and did 2 full marathons in 2005. Not since :( I think my marathoning days are over. My running shoes haven't hit pavement in over 2 years! Good for you for getting back into it!

  2. Good luck on the upcoming race! Unfortunately I abhor running so more power to you! :)

  3. My brother runs. He ran a marathon a few years ago in Tennessee, and what they told him was to buy a super cheap thrift store jacket that you can throw away as you run. Because it's cold in the morning and gets hotter, as you discovered. I hope that's a helpful tip for you. Good luck getting back up to speed! (Ha ha, I'm so punny)