I love the above picture of my family. It’s old but it makes me smile. Time is fleeting and looking at this reminds me of how far we have come.
I started running at the end of December 2009. My Dad asked me to run the San Diego Rock N Roll Marathon with him. My youngest was 9 months old and I needed something for me. It sounded like a crazy idea but I never turn down a challenge. Without thinking I registered for the race…and then realized I only had 6 months to train for 26.2 miles. I know that seems like plenty of time, but I had never ran further than 1 mile in my entire life!
I registered for a few races to get ready. My first? The San Dieguito Half Marathon. I had 6 weeks to get my butt in gear and I was nervous. I frantically searched the internet on how to start running, bought some shoes and I was off. For some reason it just didn’t seem that crazy at the time. In February 2010 I ran my first race in 1:53. It felt like such an accomplishment! I ran the San Diego Rock and Roll Marathon in June of 2010 in 3:59. I was hooked. My love affair with running began.
After several years (some frustrating) of learning about nutrition, strength, and recovering from ridiculous injuries I got my game dialed in. I qualified for Boston in 2013 (by 10 minutes), broke a 1:39 half and am slowly working toward the goal of that sub 20 min 5k. I’m only a few years away from being in the “masters” division which sounds pretty cool. Running master. Course ninja! Watch out now!
I am a mom, wife, daughter, sister, and friend. I work hard, and play harder. Faith is the center of my home. While I don’t blog as often as I used to, I am on Instagram and Twitter on the regular. You can find me there.