So, I found some running clothes to put on and stepped out onto my street after stretching a little bit. I had decided I'd start with running a half mile. I didn't know about the free GPS on my cell phone and didn't have a garmin, but had my stop watch from track. I started the stop watch and off I went, not very fast. I didn't even get a quarter of a block down the road before I started feeling tired. REALLY?!! Anyways, I finished. I think I ran almost everyday that first week. I kept a journal, writing down all of my mileage and the times, hoping to improve with each run. Each time I got out there I would run a few seconds faster and that was really cool to see!
Since getting back into running, I am happy to say that I have ran 6-5K's, 1-5 Miler run and 3-Half Marathons and currently training for my first full marathon which will be the Little Rock, Arkansas Marathon, March 2nd.
So happy that I stayed with running. I truly enjoy it and so glad to blog about it with so many people out there interested in running stories and it helps me remember what I've done. Had I not kept a journal, I would not have remembered the date I started running and it's nice to look back on far far I've come with my conditioning. So far I've put in 482.1+ miles of running since 12-21-11. The summer was slow for me being a busy mom attending my children's ball games and traveling for my oldest daughters softball all-stars. Looking forward to another great year of running and hope you will to!
WHEN DID YOU FIRST START RUNNING???