The boot camp sponsored a 5K in March and I figured I could do that. So, I started running 2-3 times a week mid February. I was not in shape to run a 5K and hoped to get under 30 minutes. I did and was so happy with myself (29:15).
The running high I felt from that race led me to sign up for the Houston Astros 5K race Memorial Day weekend. I had wanted to run this event for a while, but the timing was never perfect. I began running more consistently and finished that race in 26:36. I was super excited about my improved time.
Around that time I got the crazy idea to sign up for a half marathon, which was in November. I also agreed to fun the 10K part of a triathlon with my brother in law, Scott. These two decisions resulted in a serious commitment to running. I started reading more about running, I researched training plans, and I started to give up sleep in the name of running...crazy I know!
I began keeping track of my mileage the last week or so of July. I am following my third training program in less than a year. Almost all the new clothing I have purchased in the last 8 months has been for running...what is wrong with me??!!
In all I could not be more thankful for the "God signs" that were in my path and led to this adventure. I would not trade any moment of the journey. I have learned something almost everyday...with all my failures and all my successes.
Tomorrow is the last day of January and for the first time ever I have run over 100 miles in a month! HOLY COW!!!!!!!!!!!!
As of today I have run 101.4 miles. I am in awe of myself and so proud that I have accomplished this goal still happy and not injured! I plan to run 3.1 miles tomorrow morning so my monthly total will be 104.5. It is simply AWESOME!!
That leaves 895.5 more miles to run in 2011....