RUNNING...one year of running! One year ago Saturday I ran the Masterpiece Fitness 5K. I was so out of shape just having had Elena three months earlier. It was hard, but it re-ignited my love for running. Only this time around my love for running took on a whole new life.
I was a braver runner. I was a runner who wanted to really learn about running. I was a runner who wanted to push myself more, run farther, and run faster.
I started reading running magazines. I found running blogs (I am now slightly addicted to them!). I read anything online I could fine. I learned tons and was slowly becoming braver. And, the best part of running besides all the obvious health benefits was the time by myself. I did and do not care if I have to run in the dark because those few precious minutes or hours to myself make me a better mommy and wife!
Since I started logging my miles at the end of last July I have run 768 miles...crazy! I have run 11 competitive races. I even convinced Emma and Jonah to run a one mile race. I have bought more sneakers than any other type of shoe...sad I know.
I am so thankful that Drew is beyond supportive of my running. He is the best daddy/husband in the world to watch the kids while I log long runs each Saturday and run races. It is a lot of work on his part. I am so thankful for my kiddos who cheer me on each time I run. I am also thankful that my running can support larger causes. I can't wait to see where my legs carry me in the next year!!