Friday, January 31, 2014

I am a runner

I am a runner.  I may be slow.  I may have had to take some breaks due to that pesky foot issue (plantars fasciitis) but I'm a runner.   

Furthermore, I am a biker.  I may not go a gazillion miles.  I may not be able to hit all the hills full speed ahead.  But I'm out there.  I was able to ride 20 some miles...on the roads and on some hills.  That makes me a biker.  

I hope to better myself in both of those pursuits this upcoming year  In that vein, I was outside today running!  WEEEEE   It was in the mid 20's and it felt GREAT!   I wasn't fast....I didn't expect to be, afterall I haven't been religious about my running.

HOWEVER, that is going to change.  I have a few 5k's that I'm interested in. The first one is in March.  I want to start improving my stats!  I want to set personal records this year!   That means, I need to RUN!

How fitting that this blog is about running....because....  One year ago today I started running. I started the couch to 5 k program for the third and what I vowed would be my final time.  I vowed that I would push through the hurt and come out victorious!   I did.  I may not have been religious about running in the last months for various reasons....but I was able to run 2.5 miles today without stopping.  If I go back to last year I struggled with the 90 seconds of running!    Wow....I've come a long way!

So happy runniversary to me!