As of late I have been enjoying reading many blogs - particularly blogs about my very favorite pastime - RUNNING. When I refer to running I really mean distance running, particularly the beast of the running distances - the marathon. I was so inspired by the great writings of so many other runners, I decided to start a record of my own running experiences. So I shall start by providing a brief history of my own resume as a runner.
I began running during the month of July in 2004. My then fiance (now an equally obsessed runner and whom I will lovingly refer to as "hubs") and I were having lunch at a restaurant next door to our local Whitby running room. After filling up on our usual healthy fare (chicken wings, red wine, and French fries), hubs and I sauntered over to Whitby Running Room. Truthfully - I dragged him with less resistance than usual due to the copious amount of beer he had recently consumed. I had one image in my mind when I signed up for the 5K learn to Run clinic - BUFF BRIDE!! I went home and polished off another glass of wine while I relished the image...
I quickly became addicted to the sport completing my very first 5K race - The Run for the Cure in the fall and then immediately signing up for the Half marathon clinic. By time I was married I had run my second half marathon and I definitely was in much better shape than before I started running. I also felt happier and more productive in many areas of my personal and work life (I am a high school science teacher). After I was married, I proceeded to train for and run three 4 half marathons before I tried my first full marathon in May of 2006 - The ING Ottawa Marathon. It was such an amazing experience that I knew that I would be a runner for life.
I hope this blog with be a way to continue sharing my running goals.
On May 25th, I am running my seventh full marathon, the Ottawa Marathon. I will share some goals and thoughts on this course tomorrow. I am trying to get to bed earlier to rest up for the big event.