I have a new hobby that sort of involves shopping & clothes. It's RUNNING! I'm addicted. I ran a 5K a couple years ago and nearly died. I did most of my training on an elliptical and boy was it different running on the road vs a machine. The machine will push you, but without the machine I was left to push myself & my mind didn't like it very much....
After the bombings at the Boston Marathon, something changed me, and I wanted to give running a second chance. I started out using the C25K app, but I just wasn't getting the hang of it. The next month, I got a call from Tara about a 5K night race (that was only 1 week away)! We signed up, both very underprepared, but we completed it anyways. There was a lot of walking, but we finished (and didn't die!) This time I didn't stop. I kept running. I started running with distance runners. I remember my first long run. It was a Saturday morning in July. I got up at 6am and we ran 8 miles. It was amazing.
Since then I've logged 822 miles on my Nike app, ran 4 5Ks, 1 10K, 2 Half Marathons
|6/14/13: Sundrop Sizzler 5K|
|7/26/13: Downtown After Dark 5K|
|10/20/13: Running for the Bay Half Marathon|
|10/20/13: Running for the Bay Half Marathon / My Mom walked the 5K|
|11/30/13: Running of the Turkey's 10K|
|3/16/14: Germantown Half Marathon|
|3/22/14: Rush for the Gold 5K (won my age group)|
|5/3/14: Generations 5K Color Run|
|My husband works for the city & he personally made me a motivational "high five" sign for one of my routes|