I guess the best place to start is at the beginning. An introduction if you will. I started running back in 2009. I saw an add in a magazine for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. This race will always have a special place in my heart. I decided that I wanted to accomplish something large before my 25th birthday and this was it! I trained for 8 months to be ready for this race. I started with the couch25K program and worked my way up to 13.1 miles using the Galloway training method. I am happy to say I completed my first half in 3:48:48. It was glorious! I swore I would never do anything that foolish again.
Boy was I completely wrong about that statement. I was determined to better myself and beat my time. With another 7 months of training I was determined at the Baltimore Half Marathon to beat my time. I am proud to say that I PRed that course with a time of 2:48:58 and improvement of 1 hour!
I have since run a total of 13 half marathons. 1 full marathon and 1 Goofy Challenge.
So join me on my journey over the next year. I’m doing the 20th Anniversary Mickey marathon in January and will be training for and attempting my first triathlon! Hopefully, I can drop some of this weight in the process. I’ve been gaining and losing the same 10lbs for the past 3 years…here’s to the new me!