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!

8 comments:

Kyra said...

Happy running anniversary to you! I wish I knew exactly when I started running, I would totally celebrate that! :)

timothy said...

WOO HOO! happy anniversary you runner you!

Gwen said...

YOu go, girl! Congrats on the anniversary!

Jessica said...

Happy Running-versary to you :)
My goal for February is to run more!!

Jen B said...

Another blogger I follow posted a similar idea today -

http://www.grabyourkicks.com/2014/01/31/i-dont-jog-i-run/

On that one too, I commented that I have a hard time saying I'm a "runner" or a "cyclist" for that matter (although I do both, but only stationary bike!) It's a mental thing with me ... I guess I don't feel like I compare to those I DO consider runners/cyclists.

I'm a "wogger" (walk/jog) *Ü*

Leslie said...

That is awesome! I am glad you celebrate those special moments. I like that you are always pushing yourself farther and harder!!!

Fran said...

I'm a runner and I'm slow and I don't give a sh*t. I run for me and nobody else.

But I do need to improve my running and I've already signed up for a 15K half March so I have to keep on running now :)

Enjoy your training.

Debsdailylife said...

Youre doing an amazing job!!!