So let's be honest with each othere here. Afterall what is this silly little blog about if we can't be honest with each other right? I mean who am I....trying to pull the wool over your eyes? No not me never.
Honesty is always the best policy. So in the light of being honest let me say...
I am not an attractive runner! ha!
Hence this fabulous shot. Look at the thrill and excitement and joy in my face :)
This photo was actually a Christmas present and no I didn't put it on my santa list my BFF knew I would want to remember this day and she is so right. As much as I hate this photo it's actually so sweet to me and tells a huge story.
This was my first ever 5K - well my first race ever and I did it. I finished. I cried. I cheered with my arms up in the air as I crossed the finish line. I cried. I think I cried so hard at the accomplishment and because I remember how hard my very first minute I ever ran was - I thought it was never going to end and I hated it. My cute Nikes that I bought to encourage were of absolutely no help :)
I started running last May trying the couch to 5k and then I had to leave for what was supposed to be 5-day trip to NY turned into 2 weeks for non-stop work. Needless to say - no running.
Then I started again in August and made it to week 5, then I moved. Needless to say - no running.
In October I came home from NY having closed the chapter on a relationship and signed up for a 5k with a co-worker exactly 9 weeks later. The coincidental perfect amount of time to train for a couch to 5K and I wanted to do something for myself. As soon as I signed up my other 3 amigos quickly said I wanna do it too.
And we did it - all of us! Now....I'm hooked. I never in a million cazillion years would have ever thought that I would be running. But I am. And I'm so diggin' it. I don't always love putting on my running clothes at 6am but I do and after I cheer.
After I finished that race I thought oh I want to do one every 3-4 months and maybe by Dec '12 I'll do a 10k but noooo silly me signed up for a half marathon in August in Vancouver. Now I'm on a 28-week training schedule. Eeeeek what was I thinking??!! I"m nervous but I am soooooo jazzed! Once my friend Jenny put it out there a bunch of us hopped on.
I tell everyone if I can do this....anyone can (and if you know me well you know how very true this is). :) xoxo