December 19, 2012

3 years together…

Today marks the 3 year anniversary since my life changed.

3 years ago today, I ran my very first race…The Rudolph Run 5K in Huntsville.. finishing in 35 minutes.

I thought it was going to be something I’d mark off my bucket list and move on. Because.. well. Running sucked. It wasn’t easy. In fact, it was really hard. I remember wanting to quit SO. BAD. during that first 5K. 

But somehow, signing up for my first half marathon sounded like a good idea…

The 2010 Disney Princess Half Marathon

and with very little training, I crossed the finish line of that as well. I didn’t consider myself worthy enough at the time.

(I was sporting a nice butt cape, wasn’t I? Don’t be jealous.)

I decided to sign up again the following year… And I had an amazing experience meeting some fabulous and inspirational fitness bloggers.

After that race.. I started to see a change in myself. I wasn’t happy with the way things ended with Disney, and I decided to step up my training.

I ran Savannah in November with Kelsie and Lindsey.

And followed it up 2 weeks later with the Ruben Run.. now known as the Magic City Half… where I had my first face plant on a run.

The 2012 race season started in DC with Molly and Casey.. Happy St Patty’s Day!

In April, Kelsie and I ran Nashville… 

June brought me my first triathlon.. 

and I ended this year with the Magic City Half… 

SEVEN half marathons, a 10K, 2 triathlons, and a multitude of 5K’s. A completely changed mindset. All from attempting to cross one thing off my bucket list.

It’s a little insane to think about how something so small can completely change who you are as a person.

Leave a comment to 3 years together…

  1. This was a fantastic post! Congratulations on three years of growth, change, dedication, and love for the sport of running! It’s amazing what three years can do, and it’s even more amazing what running can do! Can’t wait to follow you through all your future endeavors!

  2. So happy you didn’t decide to leave running behind after that first 5K. Otherwise, our lives may have never crossed paths. So excited to see what the future holds for you!

  3. You.Are.Amazing. Such an inspiration! Can’t wait to run together again next year!

  4. Wow! Congratulations on that milestone! Those runs all look like a blast. Do you do the Disney runs in Florida or California?

  5. Loving the new look of the blog! and congrats on your 3 year run-aversery!

  6. So awesome to see the progression and transformation!

  7. VERY inspiring!! So glad I found out about your blog!!!

  8. This post was so inspiring! 7 half marathons on top of everything else?! Girl, that’s amazing! I’m hoping I can meet you and Molly in DC at the Nike Half. Maybe that motivation and determination will rub off on me :)

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