Tuesday, December 09, 2008

I Was Running


So I've become addicted to running. I was always that girl that hated running if it was not after something (like a ball) or away from something (like a tuna fish sandwich). I just did not get it, but I wanted to. I wanted to prove to myself that I could be a runner.

My friends inspired me and I started the couch to 5k program a few months back and now I run 3 miles 3-4 times a week. There were a few bumps along the way, but finally hitting my 3 mile goal was a big milestone.

My next goal is to run a 1/2 marathon and since I am obsessed with music, I found the perfect race. The Seattle Rock n Roll Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. They have live bands all along the course and the race ends with a concert. It's like the running god's read my mind. I'm registered and going to set my training schedule up next week, but I am challenging all of my readers to run this with me. The race is not until the end of June so there is plenty of time for you to get in shape.

I guarantee that if I can be a runner, so can you. Do it. Make this your 2009 goal and run with me.

10 comments:

Sunny said...

Yay you! We'll see you there!

jami said...

that does sound like my kind of running ... with awesome music along the way! :) if we weren't popping out a baby i'd be there with you! :) (and i know, there are PLENTY who run while prego --like i'm sure your sister does!--but i don't think i'll start now! :) )after, i promise ... after. :)

The Simon Fam! said...

That is awesome! That would be a fun one to do. Congrats! Running can be addicting- starting is the hardest part. Have a great Christmas!

Mrs. Ventura said...

I'm going to need to know about this training schedule you started miss... as soon as I can get this baby out of me..and be able to walk again--I want to run my little brains out!

The Hilgarts said...

Your story sounds like mine! And I did it and I survived and now I am on to a full marathon!! Congrats on taking this step. I honestly believe the first 3 miles are the hardest and you're already there!

Leah said...

I wanna!!

Okie said...

I'm in

mom&dad said...

I wanna too, but my knees say otherwise. How about I meet you at the finish line with my camera and a donut? I love the fact that you are running!
dad

Anonymous said...

Um....how about I cheer you on from the sidelines with a martini? Or better yet, I'll support you with one martini PER mile! -amy

Mandy said...

I'm coming! I need an excuse to get my fat butt in gear! :) It would be so fun....I hope Dave is playing at the end! ....clear me a spot on the couch! :)