Yep, that’s me. The past me. Huffing, puffing, heaving and wheezing at the finish of my first 5K just over 3.5 years ago. I can still remember the day I ran my first mile. It wasn’t too long before this first 5K. My first two-mile run – I almost fell off the treadmill in my excitement at hitting that two-mile mark for the first time in my life!
You see, I had always struggled with running due to mild asthma, so I just let my horses do the running for me.
Then, in 2009, I started training in Krav Maga. My lungs got stronger, as did the rest of my body, I got tougher, and I realized I can do this running thing. So, when I first ran a two-miler, the lightbulb flashed on – I WILL RUN A MARATHON!
And then, a few weeks later, I ran the first 5K of my life, and, well, you can see how that ended.
The funny thing is, though, I LIKED IT. So I’ve been keeping on keeping on ever since…. Well, except for this past Spring/Summer, but anyhow, I’m back at it.
My past “races”:
2010 Rails to Trails 5K, Marshall, TX
2010 “Hottest Half” Dallas, TX (my 1st 1/2)
2010 Warrior Dash, Central TX
2012 KY Derby Festival MiniMarathon
2012 Owensboro Memorial Day Half
2012 Warrior Dash, KY
Presently training for:
2014 KY Derby Festival Marathon (it will be my first full marathon!)
2-3 Half Marathons (just before & after the full… If my crazy work schedule allows)
Sub 2-hour Half Marathon (my last 1/2 was 2:13)
Future endurance goal:
Complete a 50-mile Ultra (possibly 2015?)
As a new mommy and a full-time factory worker (with crazy hours), 2014 will be an interesting year to say the least.
I invite you to join me in this journey, be inspired and, hopefully, share a few laughs.
Now, tell me, what are your goals for the coming year?