Three more sleeps until happy, happy fun time!
I’d call myself a horrible blogger, but I think I’m doing you guys a favor because I have nothing to share!
My life =...
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I was a 24 year old self-professed hater of running attempting to do the unthinkable — become a runner. Originally from Michigan and a proud University of Michigan Alumna, I found myself living and working in New York City in August of 2009. Impressed by the extensive fitness fixation and the herds of runners in and on the city’s parks and bridges, I decided to make a slight overhaul of my lifestyle.
I started from the ground up. Admittedly embarrassed by my inability to run for longer than 20 minutes at a time without wanting to keel over and die, I looked forward to turning my body into a fine-tuned machine capable of running 13.1 miles. I knew it wouldn’t be easy, but I was willing to put in the time and the effort to make it a truly remarkable experience.
I completed my first half marathon at the Hamptons Marathon and Half Marathon on October 2, 2010 in East Hampton, NY with an official time of 2:23:12. Read about it here. I have since run 2 more half marathons and a handful of other races.
I was a self-professed hater of running and now I’m absolutely hooked. After pouring months of hard work, and many early mornings into running I qualified for guaranteed entry to the 2012 NYC Marathon through the NYRR 9+1 Program. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy and the cancellation of the 2012 NYC Marathon, I have spent time refocusing and incorporating more strength training in my workout regimen in the hope that I will run a strong race at the 2013 NYC Marathon. With each new race and each new distance I tackle, I’m learning a great deal about running and even more about myself.
If you have any feedback, tips, inspiration, recommendations for equipment, ways to vary my workouts, race recommendations, etc., I welcome your input! Thanks for reading! :)